War Powers: The President, the Congress, and the Question of War

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This study provides a balanced and scholarly analysis of the war powers controversy, a controversy as old as the Constitution and as current as the conflicts in the Persian Gulf and the Balkans. The work examines the debates among the Founding Fathers, Congressional and United Nations resolutions, communications between the Executive and Congress, as well as other issues surrounding the use of military force in foreign conflicts. The author considers the impact on the war powers controversy of the ways in which ...

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This study provides a balanced and scholarly analysis of the war powers controversy, a controversy as old as the Constitution and as current as the conflicts in the Persian Gulf and the Balkans. The work examines the debates among the Founding Fathers, Congressional and United Nations resolutions, communications between the Executive and Congress, as well as other issues surrounding the use of military force in foreign conflicts. The author considers the impact on the war powers controversy of the ways in which warfare has changed: from conventional to electronic and from major ground force actions to swift air strikes and rapid response troop deployments. Particularly relevant is the author's examination of war powers in the present time of overall world peace but sporadic regional conflict, the context in which the struggle between Congress and the Executive over war-making limits and constraints continues. This work will be of interest to scholars and students alike in American government, politics, and military studies.

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Since the US Constitution was created, the powers and responsibilities of the Congress and the executive have been inextricably intermingled. This volume attempts to place the war powers controversy in constitutional, political, and military context, looking at the many conflicts and how they have been handled by successive congresses and presidents. Appendices list US presidents and their terms of office, UN Security Council Resolutions issues for Desert Shield and Desert Storm, 208 instances of US "use of force" abroad without a Declaration of War, five declared wars, and excerpts from the UN Charter. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780275947019
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/30/1996
  • Pages: 272
  • Lexile: 1620L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

DONALD L. WESTERFIELD is a Professor in the graduate school of Webster University in St. Louis.

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Table of Contents

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Foreword
Preface
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 The War Powers Conflict 13
Ch. 3 Aggregate Powers of the Presidency 31
Ch. 4 Treaties and Executive Agreements 45
Ch. 5 United Nations Obligations 63
Ch. 6 The War Powers Resolution 79
Ch. 7 Prior Consultation and Reporting 101
Ch. 8 Desert Shield, the President, the United Nations 119
Ch. 9 Use of "All Necessary Means" 147
Ch. 10 The Question of War 167
Appendix A: U.S. Presidents and Their Terms of Office 181
Appendix B: United Nations Security Council Resolutions Issued for Desert Shield and Desert Storm 183
Appendix C: Two Hundred and Eight Instances of United States "Use of Force" Abroad without a Declaration of War, 1798-1989 197
Appendix D: Five Declared Wars between 1787 and 1993 207
Appendix E: Excerpts from the United Nations Charter 209
Bibliography 215
Index 237
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