Article II Sec 2: The Commander in Chief

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  1. M14 Shooter
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    This came up on another board.

    Does anyone here interpret this to mean that the President is the CinC only "when called into actual service" by a declaration of war?
     
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    no...only that the state militias (national guard) only come under his command when they are nationalized.
     
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    No. First, my first impression is that the last clause applies to the state militias and not the Army and Navy, and second I don't think declared war is the only U.S.-level service to which those institutions could be called.
     

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