Monday, March 5, 2007

Congressional Efforts to Limit Presidential War Powers: 20th century examples

When has Congress attempted to limit the President's war powers? History News Network discusses 20th century examples. The list includes:

  • Occupation of Nicaragua (1926)
  • The destroyer-base deal (1940)
  • “The Great Debate” (1951) (about whether to substantially increase American ground forces in Europe to counter Soviet aggression)
  • National Commitments Resolution (1969)
  • Cooper-Church Amendment (1971)
  • War Powers Resolution (1973)
  • Panama (1989)
  • The Gulf War (1990-1991)
  • Somalia (1992-1994)
  • Haiti (1994)
For the article, click here.

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