From James Rowley, Bloomberg:  Expressing rising Republican frustration with the U.S. military involvement in Libya, House Speaker John Boehner told President Barack Obama in a letter yesterday that without congressional authorization, the mission would be in violation of the War Powers Resolution on June 19.

The Ohio Republican’s demand for more information about the U.S. role in the operation follows the House’s June 3 approval of a resolution, sponsored by Boehner, rebuking Obama for failure to state a “compelling” national security “rationale” for supporting the bombing campaign against Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi.

The House voted 268-145 to approve that resolution, derailing an alternative by Ohio Democratic Representative Dennis Kucinich that would have required Obama to withdraw U.S. military support from the Libya mission in 15 days. Kucinich’s resolution, which failed by a vote of 148-265, was supported by 87 Republicans. . . .

In his letter to Obama, Boehner said that absent congressional approval, the War Powers Resolution of 1973 requires a cessation of U.S. military involvement and withdrawal of forces 90 days after the start of a conflict.

The speaker demanded that the president provide by June 17 any legal analysis his lawyers have written “to justify your position” that the administration is in compliance with the 1973 War Powers Resolution.

Boehner’s deadline for Obama’s response coincides with the day set in the House resolution for the administration to provide a more detailed explanation of the U.S. mission in Libya.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said the administration will send a letter and a report on the Libya mission to Congress this afternoon. The report, which runs more than 30 pages, will “answer a lot of the questions that members have,” Carney said at the White House.  (graphic: