TITLE

GOING TO WAR: WHO DECIDES?

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, Patricia
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
New York Times Upfront;4/2/2007, Vol. 139 Issue 12, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the debate over who between U.S. President George W. Bush and Congress has the power to decide on war in Iraq. Bush believes that he has sole authority as Commander in Chief of the military while Congress stresses that their war powers are equal with the president. Instances in history in which both branches have executed their powers during wartime are given. It notes that the Founding Fathers divided the power to prevent Congress from interfering with tactical decisions.
ACCESSION #
24857215

 

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