I seriously need to get my printer out of storage and send the Speaker a letter. The guy clearly never tried to understand the Constitution or he wouldn't be putting up with Trump's wild moves.
The power to declare war is given to Congress
The power to authorize covert operations is also given to Congress.
Congress can not write a law that violates the Constitution (i.e. Congress can not give away power to the President that the Constitution gives specifically to Congress)
In short all military action must be authorized by Congress....
and if you really want to get into the weeds and make a thorough study of the Constitution you find that Congress and not the President is in charge of foreign policy.
Congress has carte blanche authority to control trade, power to declare war, power to authorize covert operations (letters of marq and letters of reprisal- specific targets or targets of opportunity), power to approve or disapprove a treaty, power to maintain or disband the army, respnsibility to write the training manual for the military, power to make loans from foreign governments
and what does the President got? power to write but not approve a treaty, responsibility to lead the military when Congress calls for military action and thats it
well time to changed the subject I get seriously pisssed at how ignorant of the Constitutions that the leaders of Congress show every day