Accession Number : ADA262309


Title :   War Powers Revisited: The President, Congress and the Gulf War


Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 1991-Apr 1992,


Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Hudock, Michael D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262309.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 28


Abstract : The Gulf War has reopened debate about the entire spectrum of war powers and the President's use of them in the execution of foreign policy. The tug of war between the Executive and Legislative branches over the allocation of war powers has been an on again off again struggle since the Constitution was adopted. The War Powers Resolution represents one of the most significant attempts by either branch to establish primacy over war powers. Since the early days of August 1990 when American warships were on full alert to the middle of January 1991 when the bombs first hit Baghdad, we experienced no shortage of rhetoric with regards to the War Powers Resolution. This paper explores the key phases of the Gulf War and determines if the Resolution finally served as Congress had intended or that it merely acted as a facilitator for Congress to have a nominal part in the Presidents' execution of foreign policy.


Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY , *CONGRESS , *PERSIAN GULF WAR , *PRESIDENT(UNITED STATES) , WARFARE , POLITICAL SCIENCE , POWER


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE