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War and responsibility : constitutional lessons of Vietnam and its aftermath

Author: John Hart Ely
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Twenty years after the signing of the Paris Accords, the constitutional ambiguities of American involvement in the Vietnam War remain unresolved. John Hart Ely examines the overall constitutionality of America's role in Vietnam; and shows that Congress authorized each new phase of American involvement without committing itself to the stated aims of intervention.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Hart Ely
ISBN: 0691086435 9780691086439 0691025525 9780691025520
OCLC Number: 27266318
Description: x, 244 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The constitutional framework --
Vietnam: the (troubled) constitutionality of the war they told us about --
Inducing congress to face up to its constitutional responsibilities --
The (unenforceable) unconstitutionality of the "secret war" in Laos, 1962-1969 --
The (enforceable) unconstitutionality of the secret bombing of Cambodia, 1969-1970 --
"Covert" war today --
Appendix: Toward a War Powers (Combat Authorization) Act that works.
Responsibility: John Hart Ely.
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