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The President, the Congress and Foreign Policy
The President, the Congress and Foreign Policy
By Edmund S. Muskie, Kenneth Rush and Kenneth W. Thompson
University Press of America, 1986, 310 pp

This volume, a joint project of the Association of Former Members of Congress and the Atlantic Council, includes a policy paper prepared by Kenneth Thompson as rapporteur for the working group's deliberations, and ten essays on specific regional and functional aspects of the subject by noted scholars and foreign policy practitioners-Norman Ornstein, David Newsom and Harold Saunders, among others. There is considerable good material. The conclusions are moderate and sensible: avoid drastic structural changes, improve consultation, protect and enhance the role of the Department of State and its secretary.