This site says it pretty well and concise to start: http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/warandtreaty.htm Huge topic but after something PressCoverage said in a post I'm wondering why none of the candidates are offering the idea to amend War powers. An olive branch to the public? I know the President cannot do it but Congress can if asked. I think the public would agree something needs to be done to stop the next Bush while keeping our country safe. What do you think? >>>Leave it alone and get Congress to do their job next time? They do share in the blame IMO. >>>Congress should make an Amendment ... not to gain power but to at least add another layer of checks and balances. Near impossible to get 2/3's to do it but now is the best chance we have. >>>The G.O.P. will never cede Presidential powers ... the democrats perhaps would consider it ... will the majority needed always be blocked by the G.O.P. or could the moderate Republicans be swayed? >>>Stupid idea FBN you are dreaming?