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Barack Obama has "dramatically expanded" the notion of when presidents can use force without permission. He has left "an extraordinary legacy of war powers." History will assign far more importance to these precedents than we do. They make it significantly easier for future presidents to wage war unilaterally.
Those may sound like the concerns of an anti-war activist. In fact, they're the conclusions of Jack Goldsmith. . . . In a recent speech, he cited three specific ways that Obama expanded the war power beyond anything attempted by the Bush administration.