The War Powers Resolution of 1973 marks an area of continuing turmoil in executive-legislative relations. The atmosphere surrounding the resolution's passage and its subsequent invocations has been contentious and confused. Continuation of this state of affairs indefinitely would be divisive domestically and possibly dangerous internationally. Responsibility for this situation rests on all three branches of the federal government, and the prospects for significant improvement will depend upon the restrained realism and determined collaboration of both Congress and the executive branch, as well as the cooperation—or at least the indulgence—of the federal courts.