TITLE

Congress and the Politics of Troop Withdrawal

AUTHOR(S)
Zelizer, Julian E.
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Diplomatic History;Jun2010, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p529
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores the role and historical context of the U.S. Congress and legislators in the Vietnam War and withdrawal of soldiers. The author reflects on historical conflicts on matters of national security between executive authority and legislative authorization in the U.S. government. The role of congressional hearings in opposing the military policy of the administration of U.S. president Lyndon Johnson is considered. Comparisons are made between the Vietnam War and the military policies of U.S. president George W. Bush regarding the expansion of executive authority and the Iraq War.
ACCESSION #
50246306

 

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