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U.S. Export Control Policy: Executive Autonomy Vs. Congressional Reform

U.S. Export Control Policy: Executive Autonomy Vs. Congressional Reform

By William J. Long

Columbia University Press, 1989, 172 pp.

This good examination of the legislation covering strategic export controls from 1948 to 1985 stresses the ability of the executive branch to retain freedom of action in spite of recurring criticism from Congress and business. It does not go deeply into the conflicts within the executive branch or the effects of the controls themselves.