“[A] possible further difficulty was cited, namely, that arising from the Constitutional provision that only Congress may declare war. This argument was countered with the contention that a treaty would override this barrier, let alone the fact that our participation in such a police action might be recommended by the international security organization need not necessarily be construed as war. (A confidential memorandum prepared for the State Department by the CFR prophetically anticipating our future wars. American Public Opinion and Postwar Security Commitments, p. 10. 1944.)

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