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While Dangers Gather:
Congressional Checks on Presidential War Powers
William G. Howell & Jon C. Pevehouse

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"This is probably the best book yet on the domestic politics of American decisions to use military force. Through an astonishing array of empirical data, it presents convincing evidence that the history of American military action during the postwar era would have looked quite different without congressional restraints. The authors weave three bodies of research--political communication, executive-legislative politics, and the international relations literature on the use of force--into a single coherent, causal story, and their language is quite lucid and jargon-free."--Benjamin O. Fordham, Binghamton University

"This is an important book that scholars will have to take seriously. The authors' persuasive assertions that Congress is a serious constraint on presidential power are bold and sure to ignite debate. While other scholars have begun to tread on the conventional wisdom, none have done such a comprehensive job in making the claim and supporting it with such a variety of evidence."--Linda L. Fowler, Dartmouth College

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