Congress and the Making of US Security Policies
Unfortunately our national course is rather definitely established by the passage of H. R. 1776 and from now on we shall be very much at the mercy of unfolding events. Of course these events can be tremendously affected by the decision of the President under broad discretionary powers which are now vested in the White House. But Congress itself will have very little more to say about these decisions… in a word, we now find ourselves in the precarious position of trying to stop ourselves half-way down Niagara Falls.
KeywordsForeign Policy National Security Military Spending Much Favour Nation Authorization Process
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- R. L. Bledsoe, ‘Congress and Defense: The Role of the House and Senate Armed Services Committee’, presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Political Science Association, Dallas, Texas, March 1981Google Scholar
- Edward J. Laurance, ‘The Changing Role of Congress in Defense Policy-Making’, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol. 20, No. 2, June 1976.Google Scholar