To Chain the Dog of War: The War Power of Congress in History and Law

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University of Illinois Press, 1989 - Law - 361 pages
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Originally published by Southern Methodist U. Press, 1986. Includes new material on recent events (Iran/Contra affair, invasion of Grenada) and on the current situation in Nicaragua, the Persian Gulf, and El Salvador. Cloth edition, $39.95. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
 

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Contents

THE PRESIDENCY IN ITS HISTORICAL SETTING
1
THE WAR CLAUSE
17
ACTS OF WAR
33
DECLARATIONS OF WAR AND WARS DE FACTO
55
PRESIDENTIAL REFERENCES TO CONGRESS AND REFUSALS TO ACT
77
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE ARMED FORCES
89
THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF CLAUSE
107
INDIAN WARS AND BORDER CROSSINGS
125
RATIFICATION AND DELEGATION BY APPROPRIATION
225
THE DOCTRINE OF POLITICAL QUESTIONS
235
COVERT WAR
253
THE WAR POWER IN THE NUCLEAR AGE
271
THE PRESIDENCY AS AN IDEAL TYPE
283
LAW AND THE CONTROL OF VIOLENCE
297
VIEWS OF LEADING AUTHORITIES ON THE POWER TO INITIATE WAR
305
STATUTES DIRECTING THE PRESIDENT
309

LISTS OF WARS
135
NAVAL LANDINGS
153
THE PRESIDENT AS UNIVERSAL PROVIDENCE
165
POWER IN FOREIGN RELATIONS
181
THE DELEGATION OF THE WAR POWER
201
Cases Statutes and Various Government Documents
317
Bibliography
337
Case Index
347
General Index
351
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Firmage is Samuel D. Thurman Professor of Law

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