Obama at War: Congress and the Imperial Presidency

Obama at War: Congress and the Imperial Presidency

by Ryan C. Hendrickson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813160948
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 06/05/2015
Series: Studies in Conflict, Diplomacy, and Peace Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ryan C. Hendrickson is professor of political science at Eastern Illinois University. He is the author of Diplomacy and War at NATO: The Secretary General and Military Action after the Cold War and The Clinton Wars: The Constitution, Congress, and War Powers.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Red Lines for War 1

1 The War Powers Framework for the Obama Presidency 7

2 Afghanistan, Drone Warfare, and the Kill List 25

3 Fighting Pirates on the Indian Ocean 39

4 Obama's Military Strikes on Libya 55

5 The Hunt for Joseph Kony 71

6 Senators Kerry and McCain: Empowering the Commanders in Chief 89

7 Syria and Beyond 113

Acknowledgments 129

Notes 131

Selected Bibliography 159

Index 167

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