By Douglas L. Kriner
When the us is going to struggle, the nation’s consciousness makes a speciality of the president. As commander in leader, a president reaches the zenith of strength, whereas Congress is supposedly shunted to the sidelines as soon as troops were deployed in another country. due to Congress’s repeated failure to workout its legislative powers to rein in presidents, many have proclaimed its irrelevance in army matters.
After the Rubicon demanding situations this traditional knowledge by way of illuminating the various ways that legislators impression the behavior of army affairs. Douglas L. Kriner finds that even in politically delicate wartime environments, person contributors of Congress often suggest laws, carry investigative hearings, and interact in nationwide coverage debates within the public sphere. those activities impact the president’s strategic judgements as he weighs the political charges of pursuing his most popular army course.
Marshalling a wealth of quantitative and historic proof, Kriner expertly demonstrates the whole quantity to which Congress materially shapes the initiation, scope, and length of significant army activities and sheds new gentle at the well timed factor of interbranch relations.
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After the Rubicon: Congress, Presidents, and the Politics of Waging War (Chicago Series on International and Domestic Institutions) by Douglas L. Kriner