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The Resource Obama at war : Congress and the imperial presidency, Ryan C. Hendrickson

Obama at war : Congress and the imperial presidency, Ryan C. Hendrickson

Label
Obama at war : Congress and the imperial presidency
Title
Obama at war
Title remainder
Congress and the imperial presidency
Statement of responsibility
Ryan C. Hendrickson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"During President Barack Obama's first term in office, the United States expanded its military presence in Afghanistan and increased drone missile strikes across Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. The administration also deployed the military to combat piracy in the Indian Ocean, engaged in a sustained bombing operation in Libya, and deployed U.S. Special Forces in Central Africa to capture Joseph Kony. In these cases, President Obama decided to use force without congressional approval. Yet, this increased executive power has not been achieved simply by the presidential assertion of such powers. It has also been supported by a group of senators and representatives who, for political reasons, seek to avoid responsibility for military action abroad. Hendrickson examines President Obama's use of force in his first term with four major case studies. He demonstrates that, much like his predecessors, Obama has protected the executive branch's right not only to command, but also to determine when and where American forces are deployed. He also considers the voting records of Democrat John Kerry and Republican John McCain in the Senate, detailing how both men have played leading roles in empowering the commander-in-chief while limiting Congress's influence on military decision-making. Obama at War establishes that the imperial presidency poses significant foreign policy risks, and concludes with possible solutions to restore a more meaningful balance of power. The first book on the constitutional and political relationship between President Obama and the U.S. Congress and the use of military force, this reassessment of war powers provides a lucid examination of executive privilege and legislative deference in the modern American republic"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
P@U
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
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Hendrickson, Ryan C.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • McCain, John
  • Kerry, John
  • Obama, Barack
  • United States
  • Kerry, John
  • McCain, John
  • Obama, Barack
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • War and emergency powers
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Command of troops
  • Military policy
  • War and emergency powers
  • United States
Label
Obama at war : Congress and the imperial presidency, Ryan C. Hendrickson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Red Lines for War -- The War Powers Framework for the Obama Presidency -- Afghanistan, Drone Warfare, and the Kill List -- Fighting Pirates on the Indian Ocean -- Obama's Military Strikes on Libya -- The Hunt for Joseph Kony -- Senators Kerry and McCain : Empowering the Commanders in Chief -- Syria and Beyond
Control code
ocn908509755
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813160955
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 90c67dc2-756b-47a6-8d53-6ae48ac2e35e
  • 22573/ctt14v4rjt
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908509755
Label
Obama at war : Congress and the imperial presidency, Ryan C. Hendrickson
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Red Lines for War -- The War Powers Framework for the Obama Presidency -- Afghanistan, Drone Warfare, and the Kill List -- Fighting Pirates on the Indian Ocean -- Obama's Military Strikes on Libya -- The Hunt for Joseph Kony -- Senators Kerry and McCain : Empowering the Commanders in Chief -- Syria and Beyond
Control code
ocn908509755
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813160955
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 90c67dc2-756b-47a6-8d53-6ae48ac2e35e
  • 22573/ctt14v4rjt
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908509755

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