The authors--one an American politics scholar, the other an international relations scholar--provide the most comprehensive and compelling evidence to date on Congress's influence on presidential war powers. Their findings have profound implications for contemporary debates about war, presidential power, and Congress's constitutional obligations.
While devoting special attention to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, this book systematically analyzes the last half-century of U.S. military policy. Among its conclusions: Presidents are systematically less likely to exercise military force when their partisan opponents retain control of Congress. The partisan composition of Congress, however, matters most for proposed deployments that are larger in size and directed at less strategically important locales. Moreover, congressional influence is often achieved not through bold legislative action but through public posturing--engaging the media, raising public concerns, and stirring domestic and international doubt about the United States' resolve to see a fight through to the end.
Throughout U.S. history, going back to the Louisiana Purchase and the Emancipation Proclamation, presidents have set landmark policies on their own. More recently, Roosevelt interned Japanese Americans during World War II, Kennedy established the Peace Corps, Johnson got affirmative action underway, Reagan greatly expanded the president's powers of regulatory review, and Clinton extended protections to millions of acres of public lands. Since September 11, Bush has created a new cabinet post and constructed a parallel judicial system to try suspected terrorists.
Howell not only presents numerous new empirical findings but goes well beyond the theoretical scope of previous studies. Drawing richly on game theory and the new institutionalism, he examines the political conditions under which presidents can change policy without congressional or judicial consent. Clearly written, Power without Persuasion asserts a compelling new formulation of presidential power, one whose implications will resound.
What caused this dramatic turnaround? As this book shows, it was a long way from congressional outrage at TV images of burned bodies of U.S. servicemen in the Iranian desert to the establishment of a special operations force of nearly 45,000 active and reserve personnel. The drama of how this happened sheds light on how public policy is made and implemented. It illustrates the complex interaction between internal forces within the special operations community, as well as between the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government. The implementation of legislation establishing a special operations capability is seen to rebuild and protect these forces to an extent never imagined by the early "quiet professionals."
While offering insights into how the U.S. government makes policy, Susan Marquis also offers a revealing look at the special operations community, including their storied past, extreme training, and recent operational experience that continues to forge their distinctive organizational mission and culture. She describes the decade-long struggle to rebuild special operations forces, resulting in new SOF organizations with independence that is unique among U.S. military forces, an independence approaching that of a new military service.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Mathematics
Chapter 2: Units of Measure
Chapter 3: Light
Chapter 4: Sound
Chapter 5: Electricity/Electronics
Chapter 6: Statics
Chapter 7: Dynamics
Chapter 8: Strength of Materials
Chapter 9: Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Chapter 10: Fluid Power
Chapter 11: Chemistry
Chapter 12: Material Properties
Chapter 13: Metals
Chapter 14: Plastics
Chapter 15: Composites
Chapter 16: Ceramics
Chapter 17: Engineering Drawing
Chapter 18: Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Chapter 19: Computer-Aided Design/Engineering
Chapter 20: Product Development and Design
Chapter 21: Intelllectual Property
Chapter 22: Product Liability
Chapter 23: Cutting Tool Technology
Chapter 24: Machining
Chapter 25: Metal Forming
Chapter 26: Sheet Metalworking
Chapter 27: Powdered Metals
Chapter 28: Casting
Chapter 29: Joining and Fastening
Chapter 30: Finishing
Chapter 31: Plastics Processes
Chapter 32: Composite Processes
Chapter 33: Ceramic Processes
Chapter 34: Printed Circuit Board Fabrication and Assembly
Chapter 35: Traditional Production Planning and Control
Chapter 36: Lean Production
Chapter 37: Process Engineering
Chapter 38: Fixture and Jig Design
Chapter 39: Materials Management
Chapter 40: Industrial Safety, Health and Environmental Management
Chapter 41: Manufacturing Networks
Chapter 42: Computer Numerical Control Machining
Chapter 43: Programmable Logic Controllers
Chapter 44: Robotics
Chapter 45: Automated Material Handling and Identification
Chapter 46: Statistical Methods for Quality Control
Chapter 47: Continuous Improvement
Chapter 48: Quality Standards
Chapter 49: Dimensional Metrology
Chapter 50: Nondestructive Testing
Chapter 51: Management Introduction
Chapter 52: Leadership and Motivation
Chapter 53: Project Management
Chapter 54: Labor Relations
Chapter 55: Engineering Economics
Chapter 56: Sustainable Manufacturing
Chapter 57: Personal Effectiveness
Howell shows that an appetite for power may not inform the original motivations of those who seek to become president. Rather, this need is built into the office of the presidency itself--and quickly takes hold of whoever bears the title of Chief Executive. In order to understand the modern presidency, and the degrees to which a president succeeds or fails, the acquisition, protection, and expansion of power in a president's political life must be recognized--in policy tools and legislative strategies, the posture taken before the American public, and the disregard shown to those who would counsel modesty and deference within the White House.
Thinking about the Presidency assesses how the search for and defense of presidential powers informs nearly every decision made by the leader of the nation. In a new preface, Howell reflects on presidential power during the presidency of Barack Obama.
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