Political Science Quarterly. Summer, 1998, Vol. 113 Issue 2, p241, 18 p.
United States. Congress -- Military policy, United States. Congress -- Political activity, Republican Party (United States) -- Military policy, Military policy -- Analysis, War and emergency powers -- Laws, regulations and rules, Presidents -- Political activity, and Bosnia and Herzegovina -- Military aspects
The Republicans have adopted the congressional norm of supporting Pres Bill Clinton's bid to deploy military forces to Bosnia although Congress was highly divided on issues of foreign policy. Congress voted 287-141 to support US forces but also made clear their reservations regarding Clinton's policy. In doing this, they cannot be accused of lack of patriotism and blamed for not supporting the troops.
The Humanist. May-June, 1996, Vol. 56 Issue 3, p12, 2 p.
United States. Congress -- Political activity, Presidents -- Political activity, Armed forces in foreign countries, American -- Bosnia and Herzegovina, Separation of powers -- Political aspects, War and emergency powers -- Political aspects, and Bosnia and Herzegovina -- Military aspects
Pres Clinton made a largely symbolic effort to get Congressional approval for the military mission in Bosnia, while at the same time, insisting on his right to commit troops, no matter how Congress voted. This continues the expansion of executive power begun in the Cold War, and threatens democracy.