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Authority to Establish System of Universal Military Training

If Congress enacts legislation along the lines of either of two proposals for the establishment of a system of universal military training, supported by appropriate declarations of policy and findings of fact, such legislation would be well within the constitutional powers of the federal government.

Presidential Authority as Commander in Chief of the Air Force

The President is Commander in Chief of all the armed forces of the United States—the Air Force as well as the Army and the Navy.

Presidential Authority to Call a Special Session of Congress

The President has the power, under Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution, to call a special session of the Congress during the current adjournment, in which the Congress now stands adjourned until January 2, 1948, unless in the meantime the President pro tempore of the Senate, the Speaker, and the majority leaders of both Houses jointly notify the members of both houses to reassemble.

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