war power.The constitutional authority of Congress to declare war and maintain armed forces (U.S. Const. art. I, § 8, cls. 11–14), and of the President to conduct war as commander-in-chief (U.S. Const. art. II, § 2, cl. 1). [Cases: War and National Emergency  2. C.J.S. War and National Defense § 2.]
[Blacks Law 8th]