Presidential War Power / Edition 1

Presidential War Power / Edition 1

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by Fisher, Louis Fisher, Louis
     
 

In this new edition of a classic and bestselling work, Louis Fisher, one of our top Constitutional scholars, updates his arguments throughout, critiques the presidential actions of William Clinton and George W. Bush, and challenges their expansion of executive power. Spanning the life of the Republic from the Revolutionary Era to the nation's post-9/11 wars, the new… See more details below

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In this new edition of a classic and bestselling work, Louis Fisher, one of our top Constitutional scholars, updates his arguments throughout, critiques the presidential actions of William Clinton and George W. Bush, and challenges their expansion of executive power. Spanning the life of the Republic from the Revolutionary Era to the nation's post-9/11 wars, the new edition covers: New military initiatives including the Use of Force Act, the Iraq Resolution of 2002, George W. Bush's "preemption doctrine," and his order authorizing military tribunals President Clinton's overt and covert military actions in Bosnia and against Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Osama bin Laden; George H. W. Bush's reasons for not pushing on to Baghdad to overthrow Saddham Hussein after Desert Storm.; Numerous Congressional initiatives, including a 1995 effort to amend the War Powers Resolution and a proposed 1998 amendment to use the power of the purse to limit presidential military initiatives; The 1998 CIA "whistle-blowing" statute; New sections on the Vandenberg Resolution of 1948, the "Little Sarah" incident of 1793, and early apparent precedents that did not make the President the "sole organ" of foreign affairs; New material on letters of marque and reprisal, the law of nations, presidential "fame," and the contributions of Joseph Story.

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ISBN-13:
2900700613334
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition

Table of Contents

Preface
Note on citations
1The constitutional framework
2Precedents from 1789 to 190017
3America steps out : 1900-194556
4The UN charter and Korea81
5Taking stock : 1951-1964105
6Vietnam and the War Powers Resolution128
7Military initiatives from Ford to Bush I154
8Military actions by Clinton175
9George W. Bush202
10Covert operations236
11Restoring checks and balances261
App. AFramers' debate on the war power283
App. BConstitutional allocation of foreign affairs and the war power285
App. CUN Participation Act of 1945287
App. D1949 amendments to UN Participation Act288
App. EWar Powers Resolution of 1973290
Suggested readings295
Index of cases311
Subject index313

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