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Title After the Rubicon : Congress, presidents, and the politics of waging war / Douglas L. Kriner.
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 322 pages) : illustrations
Series Chicago series on international & domestic institutions
Chicago series on international and domestic institutions.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Print version record.
Subject United States. Congress -- Powers and duties.
United States. Congress.
Executive-legislative relations -- United States.
Politics and war -- United States.
Executive power -- United States.
United States -- Military policy.
United States -- History, Military.
Executive power.
Executive-legislative relations.
Military policy.
Politics and war.
Military art and science.
Political science.
United States.
Genre Military history.
Contents Domestic politics and waging war -- Mechanisms of congressional influence -- Partisan politics and the initiation, scale, and duration of war -- Congressional actions and the conduct of war -- "Sitting ducks" : Marines in Beirut, 1982-84 -- The logic of congressional action -- Congressional constraints and the War on Terror.
Summary When the United States goes to war, the nation's attention focuses on the president. As commander in chief, a president reaches the zenith of power, while Congress is supposedly shunted to the sidelines once troops have been deployed abroad. Because of Congress's repeated failure to exercise its legislative powers to rein in presidents, many have proclaimed its irrelevance in military matters. After the Rubicon challenges this conventional wisdom by illuminating the diverse ways in which legislators influence the conduct of military affairs.
Other Title Print version: Kriner, Douglas L. After the Rubicon. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010 9780226453552