Congressional Restraints on the Presidential Use of War Powers and Executive Agreements: 1967-1972.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The essay traces the development and comments on the significance of Congressional action between 1967 and 1972 which dealt with two major issues of national security policy. The first is a series of Congressional resolutions and bills to limit the unrestricted Presidential use of military force in situations less critical than an emergency. The second is a similar series of actions by Congress to establish oversight and place curbs on the continued use of executive agreements to establish security commitments which could lead to future American intervention. Each issue is addressed separately in chronological order of development, using references from the Congressional Quarterly Service, the Congressional Record, and books and periodicals. In addition to a subsummary of each issue, there is an overall summary of the status of legislation in 1972. The final evaluation is that, even if no further steps are taken by Congress, an implicit check has been placed on the unrestricted Presidential use of war powers and executive agreements. Author
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