This is astonishing, so much so that I nearly fell off my chair.
Obama Admin wants to seek International approval for the use of force by our US Military anywhere in the world.
And then, after that, Leon Panetta would "come to the congress and inform" them.
Senator Jeff Session conducted this hearing of the Armed Services committee to get answers to and examine the Department of the Army in review of the Defense Authorization request for fiscal year 2013 and the Future Years Defense Program. Better known as SD-106.
Under question from Sen. Sessions at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey indicated that "international permission," rather than Congressional approval, provided a 'legal basis' for military action by the United States.
I'll let the video take it from here. (Hold on to your chair)
Seems as though the Obama Administration and the Defense Secretary have decided that the War Power Act is null and void.