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Unformatted text preview: Polisci 4/9/09 Determining the Number of T roops for War • Up to the president to decide this U.S. Troops Under Presidential Command • 1.4 million active • 1.4 reserve • 150 million military age (18-49 years) Deploying Troops Around the World • President Obama announced plans to send additional 17,000 combat soldiers and 4,000 advisers and support personnel to Afghanistan. Determining the End of War • President G.H.W. Bush Declares the End to Hostilities After Iraqi forces are expelled from Kuwait Making the War Clause Moot? • President Harry Truman (1950) was the first president to use international obligations and authority to justify use of force without Congressional approval (UN). • Truman’s decision not to involve Congress established “an important constitutional precedent” • President Dwight Eisenhower was first to seek prior authorization from Congress (1955 &1957) • President Eisenhower, however, did not act on it UN Security Council Permanent Members (Each Possesses Veto Power) • USA • Great Britain • France • Soviet Union • China NATO (1949)...
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2011 for the course POLI 1101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '06 term at UGA.

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09 - Polisci 4/9/09 Determining the Number of T roops for...

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