Journals Higher Education



Published: 21 July 1994

272 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195085389

Bookseller Code (04)


National Security Law and the Power of the Purse

William C. Banks and Peter Raven-Hansen

In response to the speed and unpredictability of foreign crises, Congress has increasingly ceded national security initiative to the President. It has then used the power of the purse to ratify or restrict what the President has done. This work explores the history, mechanics, and constitutional and statutory scope of the power of the purse in national security, using Vietnam War appropriations and the Boland Amendments as case studies.


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