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Obama at WarCongress and the Imperial Presidency$
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Ryan C. Hendrickson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813160948

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813160948.001.0001

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Syria and Beyond

Syria and Beyond

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(p.113) 7 Syria and Beyond
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Obama at War
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Ryan C. Hendrickson

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813160948.003.0008

This chapter addresses the war powers interplay between the executive branch and Congress as the Obama administration moved toward military action in Syria in 2013. Although many members of Congress actively opposed Obama’s proposed strikes, senior leaders of both parties actively backed Obama both before and after Obama requested congressional approval for military action. This chapter also summarizes the preceding chapters, demonstrating the continuation of the president’s expansive power as commander in chief and Congress’s general abdication of military decision making to the president, and addresses the prospects of a Congress that exercises a more assertive war powers role.

Keywords:   Bashar al-Assad, commander in chief, foreign policy, Syria, war powers

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