White House: War Powers Resolution authorization does not apply to Libya

This stands in stark contrast to the views of many in Congress who believe Obama needs to get congressional approval for continued intervention after this Friday, or it will be in violation of the War Powers Resolution.

The report is a response to a June 3 House resolution requiring details about the scope and anticipated duration and cost of the effort. The report said total operations through June 3 cost $715.9 million, and implied that operations would continue until all attacks against civilians stop, Col. Moammar Gadhafi pulls troops away from key cities and humanitarian assistance is permitted to reach citizens.