He is answerable to the Constitution and he has no authority in that case to foost us into a war.
He does not own the military. That’s a dictatorial notion
No, he can order an attack or strike. He is not declaring war and that is the difference. The talking idiots refer to this as going to war but it is not in the technical sense of the term. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was not preceded with a declaration of war on us and if FDR had not gone to congress to ask for a formal war declaration we would not have been at war, just attacked. He could have ordered a counter attack (that was impossible) and not been officially at war. Bush and Reagan, others before him have ordered small incursions that did not require congressional approval and no declaration of war. The fact that in some cases the president has gone to congress for approval was to solidify public and very honestly, congressional support for the actions.
He’s a moron, a dictator, all of the above, but as CinC he can order limited actions without congress.