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War Powers

Louis Fisher

in The Law of the Executive Branch: Presidential Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199856213
eISBN:
9780199358397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856213.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter focuses on the war powers assigned to Congress. The discussions cover the authority to initiate war; military action in practice; the availability of a standing army; international and ... More


Not Illegal: Nixon, Ford, and Carter

Harold H. Bruff

in Untrodden Ground: How Presidents Interpret the Constitution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226211107
eISBN:
9780226211244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226211244.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Richard Nixon conducted a secret foreign policy with Henry Kissinger. He reconstructed relations with the Soviet Union and China. He conducted a secret war in Cambodia and increased bombing of ... More


Obama’s Military Strikes on Libya

Ryan C. Hendrickson

in Obama at War: Congress and the Imperial Presidency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160948
eISBN:
9780813165462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160948.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The U.S. and NATO use of force in Libya in 2011 was the first new war for President Obama (distinguished from the two wars he inherited from George W. Bush). In his effort to justify presidential ... More


Senators Kerry and McCain: Empowering the Commanders in Chief

Ryan C. Hendrickson

in Obama at War: Congress and the Imperial Presidency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160948
eISBN:
9780813165462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160948.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter examines the legislative records of Senators John Kerry (D–Mass.) and John McCain (R–Ariz.) related to U.S. war powers. Both senators have long and sustained records of supporting ... More


Obama at War: Congress and the Imperial Presidency

Ryan C. Hendrickson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160948
eISBN:
9780813165462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160948.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

As the United States faces new foreign threats and security challenges, U.S. foreign-policy makers continue to find novel ways of using military force abroad. During the Obama presidency, the United ... More


POW Treatment and Lawyers

Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault

in How the Gloves Came Off: Lawyers, Policy Makers, and Norms in the Debate on Torture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180788
eISBN:
9780231543255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180788.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Following the attacks of 9/11, the normative challenges put forth by the lawyers inside the Bush administration consisted of two main arguments: that international law should play less of a role in ... More


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