Presidential War Power

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  • Copyright: 5/26/2004
  • Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas

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Author Biography

Louis Fisher is Senior Specialist in Separation of Powers with the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Note on Citationsp. xv
The Constitutional Frameworkp. 1
The British Modelsp. 1
Opposing Monarchical Powersp. 3
Associated War Powersp. 6
Repelling Sudden Attacksp. 8
Separating Purse and Swordp. 10
Commander in Chiefp. 12
Scholarly Analysisp. 14
Precedents from 1789 to 1900p. 17
Indian Warsp. 17
President as "Sole Organ"p. 20
The Whiskey Rebellionp. 22
Quasi-War with Francep. 23
Neutrality Act Prosecutionsp. 26
The "Little Sarah" Incidentp. 31
Barbary Warsp. 32
The War of 1812p. 37
The Mexican Warp. 39
Bombarding Greytownp. 44
The Civil Warp. 47
Spanish-American Warp. 51
America Steps Out: 1990-1945p. 56
Protecting Life and Propertyp. 57
President Wilson's Foraysp. 61
Intervention in Nicaraguap. 64
World War Ip. 66
The Curtiss-Wright Casep. 69
Legislative Constraints in the 1930sp. 73
World War IIp. 75
The UN Charter and Koreap. 81
The League of Nationsp. 81
Creating the UN Charterp. 84
The UN Participation Actp. 91
Vandenberg Resolutionp. 96
The Korean Warp. 97
Political Repercussionsp. 100
Taking Stock: 1951-1964p. 105
Mutual Security Treatiesp. 105
NATO's Legislative Historyp. 107
The "Great Debate" in 1951p. 111
The Steel Seizure Casep. 115
Eisenhower's Philosophyp. 117
Area Resolutionsp. 118
Kennedy Reasserts Executive Powerp. 125
Vietnam and the War Powers Resolutionp. 128
Gulf of Tonkin Resolutionp. 129
Escalation of the Warp. 133
Free World Forcesp. 135
National Commitments Resolution of 1969p. 137
Disputes in the Courtsp. 139
The War Powers Resolutionp. 144
Strengths and Weaknessesp. 148
Efforts to Amend the WPRp. 151
Military Initiatives from Ford to Bush Ip. 154
Evacuations from Southeast Asiap. 154
The Mayaguez Capturep. 156
Desert One Rescue Effortp. 158
Lebanonp. 160
Invasion of Grenadap. 161
Air Strikes against Libyap. 163
Escort Operations in the Persian Gulfp. 164
Panamap. 165
The Gulf Warp. 169
Military Actions by Clintonp. 175
Launching Missiles against Baghdadp. 175
Combat Operations in Somaliap. 177
Troops to Haitip. 180
Air Strikes in Bosniap. 183
Ground Troops to Bosniap. 186
Continued Strikes against Iraqp. 192
Afghanistan and Sudanp. 196
War against Yugoslaviap. 198
George W. Bushp. 202
The Preemption Doctrinep. 202
Military Tribunalsp. 205
Military Action in Afghanistanp. 208
War against Iraqp. 211
Making the Case for Warp. 211
Enlisting Legislative Supportp. 215
Unsubstantiated Executive Claimsp. 218
Voting on the Iraq Resolutionp. 224
After Military Victoryp. 230
Doctoring Intelligence Reportsp. 232
Covert Operationsp. 236
Seeds of Secrecyp. 236
Early Departures from Opennessp. 239
The Intelligence Communityp. 241
Statutory Controls on the CIAp. 245
Covert Action in the Openp. 248
The Iran-Contra Affairp. 252
Congressional Reformsp. 256
Actions against Terrorismp. 258
Restoring Checks and Balancesp. 261
Contemporary Justificationsp. 261
Jackson's Zone of Twilightp. 265
Revisiting War Powersp. 267
Consultationp. 269
A Forbidden Legislative Veto?p. 269
Compelling Court Actionp. 272
Statutory Restrictionsp. 274
Thinking National Interestp. 277
Appendicesp. 283
Framers' Debate on the War Powerp. 283
Constitutional Allocation of Foreign Affairs and the War Powerp. 285
UN Participation Act of 1945p. 287
1949 Amendments to UN Participation Actp. 288
War Powers Resolution of 1973p. 290
Suggested Readingsp. 295
Index of Casesp. 311
Subject Indexp. 313
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