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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Power as the Commander in Chief The President is granted the power of Commander in Chiefdirectly from Article 2, Section 2 which states: "The President shall be commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several states, when called into the actual service of the United States; he may require the opinion, in writing, of the principal officer in each of the executive departments, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices, and he shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment." Article 2 Section 2 Modern Translation:The Commander in Chief is the highest ranking person in the military. He is in charge of allmilitary decisions and has the sole power to deploy forceshow he see's fit. President Eisenhower used thepower as Commander in Chief to its fullest extent after the end of WW2 in subsequent conflicts. President Bush is also regarded for his use of the power as Commander in Chief following the events of September 11, 2001. President Obama is regarded for using his power as Commanderin Chief in the orders issued to Seal team 6, and the execution of Osama Bin Laden. My recommendation to President Obama is to not utilize this power.President Obama has made promises to not engage the US inforeign wars, thus it is best that he tries his hardest to stay awayfrom this power.
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