Usually, the answer to this question is no, but the US has announced what might be called a limited-time offer:
Returning to the United States on an Expired U.S. Passport
If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021.
Official advice is inconsistent.
I contacted NPIC@state.gov to ask this:
I have a question about passport renewal. I currently hold both a
passport book and card, both valid, and am eligible to renew by mail.
I would like to renew the book only, while keeping the card in my
possession in case I need it in the meantime for identification or
Am I ...
Your newborn is a US citizen, and 18 USC §1185 requires US citizens to bear a valid US passport for entry into (and exit from) the US. Airlines know this, and will refuse to board her onto a flight to the US unless she has a valid US passport.
That she is a dual citizen of the US and another country is irrelevant. As a US citizen, the airline will apply the ...
When I last renewed my passport, I did it in person. They did require that I show proof of imminent travel. Without it, I suspect that they would not have taken my application.
The previous renewal was by mail. If I recall correctly, I got the new passport in about 2 weeks, despite not having paid for expedited service.
Both experiences were perfectly ...
Thanks to 8 USC 1185(b) it is
unlawful for any citizen of the United States to depart from or enter, or attempt to depart from or enter, the United States unless he bears a valid United States passport.
(There are exceptions, but they mostly cover things like entry by land, or by sea from nearby islands -- see 8 CFR 235.1(b) if you want to know the details)...