Mariah Ananda Zeisberg
|描述：||1 online resource (1 volume)|
|内容：||Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; CHAPTER 1: Who Has Authority to Take the Country to War?; CHAPTER 2: Presidential Discretion and the Path to War: The Mexican War and World War II; CHAPTER 3: "Uniting Our Voice at the Water's Edge": Legislative Authority in the Cold War and Roosevelt Corollary; CHAPTER 4: Defensive War: The Cuban Missile Crisis and Cambodian Incursion; CHAPTER 5: Legislative Investigations as War Power: The Senate Munitions Investigation and Iran-Contra; CHAPTER 6: The Politics of Constitutional Authority; Acknowledgments; Index.|
Armed interventions in Libya, Haiti, Iraq, Vietnam, and Korea challenged the US president and Congress with a core question of constitutional interpretation: does the president, or Congress, have constitutional authority to take the country to war? War Powers argues that the Constitution doesn't offer a single legal answer to that question. But its structure and values indicate a vision of a well-functioning constitutional politics, one that enables the branches of government themselves to generate good answers to this question for the circumstances of their own times. Mariah.