New PDF release: After the Rubicon: Congress, Presidents, and the Politics of

By Douglas L. Kriner

When the USA is going to battle, the nation’s realization specializes in the president. As commander in leader, a president reaches the zenith of energy, 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 means of illuminating the various ways that legislators effect the behavior of army affairs. Douglas L. Kriner unearths that even in politically delicate wartime environments, person participants of Congress usually suggest laws, carry investigative hearings, and have interaction in nationwide coverage debates within the public sphere. those activities impact the president’s strategic judgements as he weighs the political bills of pursuing his hottest army course.

Marshalling a wealth of quantitative and historic proof, Kriner expertly demonstrates the complete volume 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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