Congressional Limits on Military Operations


Violet L. Turner (Editor)
Maddox M. Watson (Editor)

Series: Defense, Security and Strategies, Congressional Policies, Practices and Procedures

Controversy continues over the appropriate role that Congress should play in regulating U.S. military operations against foreign entities. U.S. action against Libya reignited consideration of long-standing questions concerning the President’s constitutional authority to use military force without congressional authorization, as well as congressional authority to regulate or limit the use of such force. As Congress considers defense authorization and appropriate bills, there may be renewed focus on whether or to what extent Congress has the constitutional authority to legislate limits on the President’s authority to conduct military operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, or other locations. This book discusses the constitutional provisions allocating war powers between Congress and the President, and presents a historical overview of relevant court cases, and other considerations which may inform congressional decisions on war powers. (Imprint: Novinka )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Congressional Authority to Limit Military Operations
(Jennifer K. Elsea, Michael John Garcia, Thomas J. Nicola, CRS)

War Powers Litigation Initiated by Members of Congress Since the Enactment of the War Powers Resolution
(Michael John Garcia, CRS)

War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance
(Richard F. Grimmett, CRS)


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