Examines historical background & effect of law & argues it gives to president too much power to send troops abroad without consulting Congress.
Throughout the last several decades the power of the presidency in relation to the other branches of government has grown enormously both at home and abroad. This research examines the recent expansion of presidential authority in send American troops into combat situations in foreign affairs. Presidential usurpations of military power will be discussed, with special attention given to the relevance and the constitutionality of the 1973 War Powers Act.
Presidential War Powers Surprise Congress
The United States is now well entrenched in attempting to aid the United Nations forces in Bosnia bring that region’s conflict to a close. It is not at all clear whether the United Nations, even with American support, will succeed. And even if it appears that peace is at hand, it is not at all clear whether…