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National Security And The U.S. Constitution
National Security And The U.S. Constitution
Edited by George C. Edwards III and Wallace Earl Walker
Johns Hopkins, 1988, 340 pp

Not a rehash of the struggle for control of foreign policy between Congress and the president, nor ideological special pleading, these original scholarly essays define the entire political system-with its horizontal and vertical separations and multiplicity of influential voices and interests-as the product of the Constitution. The authors discuss national security in the broadest terms, involving the setting of goals for the state, defense, foreign relations and economic policy-all interconnected. A good book.