While I cheered for President Trump’s missile strike on Syria, I do agree that the president needs congressional authorization for use of military force as laid out in this article.
President as the command in chief is responsible for the prosecution of war, and the Congress has the responsibility to declare war as defined by the U.S. Constitution. The check and balances clearly framed by the Founding Fathers.
While it can be argued that Congress seems can’t agree on anything and the Command in chief has to be able to respond quickly (as in the case of missile strike on Syria), the laws afford the president the tactical flexibility and the Congress the consent of the people.
In the case of Syria, President Trump needs to present his plan or course of action going forward from this point to inform the Congress and the American people. Together we form a more perfect Union.