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Congress, the President, and Foreign Policy
Congress, the President, and Foreign Policy
Edited by Steven P. Soper
American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Law and National Security, 1985, 204 pp

Proceedings of a May 1984 conference on a subject of unending debate since the drafting of the Constitution. Here a star-studded cast of members of Congress, executive branch officials and international lawyers considers the problem in the perspective of history, of law and of current policy. They look especially at the heritage of Vietnam, the desirability and constitutionality of the War Powers Resolution, and the recent activism on the part of Congress. They reach no agreed conclusions; on the contrary, they register sharp disagreements which help to clarify the issues, and the exercise as a whole should be a real contribution to future handling of these questions by the legislature, the executive and the courts.