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" We cannot fight a battle with the Congress at home while asking our troops to win a war overseas... "
Modern U.S. civil-military relations: wielding the terrible swift sword - Página ix
de David Eugene Johnson - 1997 - 107 páginas
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Commitments, Consensus, and U.S. Foreign Policy: Hearings Before ..., Volume 4

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations - 1986 - 628 páginas
...speech suggested, that we have to take a poll before we act. It does mean that before the United States commits combat forces abroad, there must be some reasonable...people and their elected representatives in Congress. Just as we require public and congressional support for employing military force in war, we also require...
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Commitments, Consensus, and U.S. Foreign Policy: Hearings Before ..., Volume 4

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations - 1986 - 628 páginas
...speech suggested, that we have to take a poll before we act. It does mean that before the United States commits combat forces abroad, there must be some reasonable...people and their elected representatives in Congress. Just as we require public and congressional support for employing military force in war, we also require...
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Moscow's Third World Strategy

Alvin Z. Rubinstein - 1990 - 329 páginas
...adjusted as necessary"; (5) before deploying forces abroad, "there must be some reasonable assurance we will have the support of the American people and their elected representatives in Congress"; and (6) the commitment of combat torces should present fear of involvement in another Vietnam and the...
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Washington's War on Nicaragua

Holly Sklar - 1988 - 472 páginas
...necessary"; before the United States "commits combat forces abroad, there must be some reasonable assurance we will have the support of the American people and their elected representatives in Congress"; the commitment of US forces should be a last resort."7 Weinberger's concern about winning was not new....
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The Army and Vietnam

Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr. - 1986 - 344 páginas
...Salvador, confront the "main" adversary in Nicaragua or (if need be, one would assume) Cuba. Furthermore, the "support of the American people and their elected representatives in Congress" is mandated. This, it would seem, is intended to preclude the lack of popular and congressional support...
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Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 1989: National security ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Budget - 1988
...objectives. And before the United States commits forces abroad, there has to be a reasonable assurance they will have the support of the American people and their elected representatives, and finally, the commitment that US forces should be a last resort and only after other resources have...
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The Sword and the Cross: Reflections on Command and Conscience

James Hugh Toner - 1992 - 186 páginas
...and adjusted if necessary." • Before troops are committed, "there must be some reasonable assurance we will have the support of the American people and their elected representatives in Congress." • "The commitment of US forces to combat should be a last resort."1 The Prussian soldier-scholar...
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Who Will Fight the Next War?: The Changing Face of the American Military

Martin Binkin - 2010 - 192 páginas
...Vietnam. "Before the US commits combat forces abroad," he said, "there must be some reasonable assurance we will have the support of the American people and their elected representatives in Congress. We cannot fight a battle with the Congress at home while asking our troops to win a war overseas or,...
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Crossroads: Congress, the President, and Central America, 1976-1993

Cynthia Arnson - 1993 - 369 páginas
...Weinberger stated: "Before the US commits combat forces abroad, there must be some reasonable assurance we will have the support of the American people and their elected representatives in Congress. We cannot fight a battle with the Congress at home while asking our troops to win a war overseas.""...
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The Devil We Knew: Americans and the Cold War

H. W. Brands - 1994 - 243 páginas
...before the president committed American troops to combat, there had to exist "some reasonable assurance we will have the support of the American people and their elected representatives in Congress." The memory of the last war had burned itself deep into the Pentagon's institutional memory. "We cannot...
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