Political Science The Presidency

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Political Science: The Presidency 17/10/2007 11:25:00 Core Powers of the President:  War Powers: President is able to commit troops without congressional  approval for approximately 90 days.   Presidents have the leeway to stop/repel an invasion or defend America  under the core powers of the president.  Until the 20 th  century this power was  not used for offensive measures without congressional approval.   o Now this power is used for peacekeeping operations (see Lebanon  1983/Somalia 1992), advisement purposes (Korea 1950/1953), to  restore deposed leaders (Haiti 1994), to overthrow leaders (Guatemala  1954, Chile 1973), and to retaliate for certain transgressions  (Sudan/Afghanistan 1998, Libya 1986) Congress has only declared war 5 times in our history despite the fact that we  have launched over 100 military operations, big and small. Presidential Partisan Power:
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course POLS 1101 taught by Professor Cann during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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