Saturday, January 07, 2012
War Powers (Pt. 4)
Why worry about war powers? If we accept that there is a constitutional basis for presidential predominance in foreign policy (a view I advanced in Pt. 1), it is hard to see why we should devote most of our attention to minor military operations carried out in furtherance of that policy. If we have a problem with the operation, we should argue with the foreign policy that underlies it, not the Constitution. The chief reason to worry about war powers is because of the dubious constitutional origins and consequences of “real” wars – military conflicts such as Korea, Vietnam, the 1991 Gulf War and the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. These “limited” wars fought since 1945 have posed grave challenges for our constitutional system and imposed massive costs on the country.
I can't see how "interbranch" discussion or cooperation will solve the problem. For one thing, there isn't actually any cooperation. The Executive controls the flow of evidence and gives what it wants in order to achieve its goal. For another, the build-up to war generally involves a rush of nationalistic feeling which Congress has shown itself unable to resist since at least the War of 1812.
in my opinion, only if we do away with the all volunteer army will the public be focused to the degree necessary to force a real dialogue. whoever becomes president is too vested to be a neutral arbiter and the partisan system is too vested in the status quo to introduce positive change.
It's not always the case that decision making on the part of only the executive branch leads to "basic policy alternatives [being] rarely identified" or to an incapacity to "deliberat[e] in a systematic way." When Lyndon Johnson decided in July 1965 to send 100,000 troops to South Vietnam, with another 100,000 to follow the next year, the decision occurred after 6 weeks of extensive executive branch debate on sharply differing alternatives; escalatory moves prior to that were also lengthily debated over weeks or even months. By the same token, Kennedy's decision not to go to war in Cuba involved extensive deliberation entirely within the executive branch.
Nor is it the case that when Congress gets involved, basic alternatives are more carefully considered. When Congress declared war in 1917 and 1941, it did so in a few days, with the groundwork largely having been laid by executive branch policies over the preceding months or even years. In short, there is no necessary relation between involving Congress and deliberating carefully; nor is there any necessary relation between careful deliberation within the executive branch and wise decisions.
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