truman FDR Eisenhower - The Presidency 3. Appointments-...

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The Presidency 3. Appointments- joints chief of staff 4. Eisenhower had largely warned against the military industrial complex. A lot of experts have pointed to this as not only an enhancement in presidential powers but also a reflection of US powers consequent to the Second World War. Eisenhower was particularly worried about what he felt to be almost a permanent war footing on the part of the US industrial base. This is when we are really getting involved in the nuclear armed race between the Soviet Union and the US in the 50’s as both sides employed MAD. (Mutual assured destruction). Both sides would get full of nuclear weapons because it was cheaper than having actual ground troops to maintain. “More bang for the buck idea”. The rational for MAD was to save money but the more important outcome was all of the increase we see now in defense spending that will literally take off with the Eisenhower Kennedy years in the 50’s -60’s. by the 1950’s the US government has the capability to reach any country anywhere anytime. War Powers Resolution (1973) - it had 3 major provisions I. Presidents may deploy or dispatch American forces to any place for 60 days anywhere before they have to notify congress. (HAS NEVER BEEN TESTED CONSTITUTIONALLY) II. It requires the president to report within 48 hours to Congress as to the reason for those forces to be sent overseas. III. The deployment of troops can go on for an additional 30 days before the troops would be recalled (called back to the US) unless Congress declares war or grants an extension. A. Chief Diplomat V. Senate (ratification of treaties) - “Nixon” was best example for this Chief diplomat discussion”. The president negotiates but the Senate ratifies and accepts the treaties by a 2/3 majority. 1. Negotiates treaties extent diplomatic recognition, appoints ambassadors – The president appoints ambassadors to our embassies in foreign countries after they have been approved by the Senate and then they are sent overseas and they dress formally they got to the head of state of the country where they are sent they provide their credentials its reviewed and then that ambassador becomes the spokesperson for the US in that country and is viewed as the representative of the president of the US in that country. Diplomatic recognition is referred to recognizing for example the Palestinians who are now trying to create their own state and be recognized in the UN, or the recognition of Taiwan who we do not recognize we just call it a part of China although we sell weapons to them. It is a call we will now also have to make with regards to Libya since we will have to recognize a new form of government there now that Gadhafi is gone. 2.
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