Presidential war power

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University Press of Kansas, 2004 - History - 318 pages
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In this new edition, Louis Fisher updates his arguments throughout, critiques the presidential actions of William Clinton and George W. Bush, and challenges their dangerous 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 now covers: - New military initiatives including the Use of Force Act, the Iraq Resolution of 2002, George W. Bush's new "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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Fisher, the senior specialist in separation of powers at the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, presents historic and constitutional arguments against the increasing usurpation by ... Read full review


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Louis Fisher is Senior Specialist in Separation of Powers with the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. His books include Nazi Saboteurs on Trial: A Military Tribunal and American Law (see page 36), Constitutional Conflicts Between Congress and the President, and Religious Liberty in America (see page 35).