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I am confused. Please help

A President can use armed forces overseas
a. at his or her own discretion

b. after a declaration of war has been issued by Congress

c. once Congress has approved the
decision

d. pending approval by Congress within forty-eight hours

I think it's (a) but am not sure because the War Powers Resolution of 1973 states that within 48 hours after committing American forces to combat abroad, the President must report to Congress, detailing the circumstances and scope of his actions. But, doesn't the President have the right to do so at his or her own discretion. Please elaborate. Thanks

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2002/10/20021002-2.html
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