The War Powers Act and National Security
Cruden, John Charles , Department of Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia
David, Carol J., University of Virginia
The War Powers Act of 1973 establishes certain limitations on the President before and after a commitment of U.S. Armed Forces abroad. The thesis begins by examining the constitutional, historical, and political bases for this major piece of legislation. Following this necessary framework, an analysis is made of each of the Act's important sections for their constitutionality and practicability. The conclusion is drawn, after considering the other current congressional limitations on the President and the prevailing public mood, that the War Powers Act may ultimately have a detrimental effect on U.S. national security.
MA (Master of Arts)
War Powers Resolution, National security , United States, War Powers Act of 1973, Military policy
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