President as Commander in Chief

President as Commander in Chief - President Continued...

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Unformatted text preview: President Continued President as Commander in Chief President is the civilian leader of the armed forces President has long been assertive in military decision-making o President William McKinley & US troops in Beijing (1900) o President Truman & Hiroshima/Nagasaki, Korean War Presidential Power Questioned o The War Powers Resolution (1973) President must notify Congress within 48 hours when sending troops overseas President must pull back troops within 60 days unless Congress agrees to extension After the War Powers Resolution o US troops to Lebanon & Grenada (1983) o Tripoli o Panama o Somalia o Haiti Constitutional Power o A power vested in the president by Article I I of the Constitution Chief executive Commander in chief Statutory Power o A power created for the president thru laws made by Congress Line-item veto power to President Expressed Power o A constitutional or statutory power of the president that is expressly written into the Constitution and into statutory laws....
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