Accession Number : ADA328956

Title :   The War Powers Resolution: Its Impact on the American Public and Congressional Support Center of Gravity,

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Von Wald, Conrad M.

PDF Url : ADA328956

Report Date : 14 APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : America has always had public and congressional support as a vulnerable center of gravity. The War Powers Resolution (WPR), enacted in 1973, has the effect of magnifying the vulnerability of this American center of gravity. This is particularly true in operations short of war, such as our recent deployments to Lebanon, Somalia, and Haiti. Although many have called for the repeal of the WPR because of its alleged Constitutional defects and its impractical implementation, these calls have not led to any action. More importantly, these calls have not retarded the magnifying effect which the WPR has on America's public and congressional support center of gravity in operations short of war. Based on this last reason, the author contends the WPR should be repealed as proposed on January 4, 1995, by Senator Robert Dole.

Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY, *CONGRESS, *LEGISLATION, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), WARFARE, DEPLOYMENT, UNITED STATES, SHORT RANGE(TIME), MILITARY PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE