Since the Vietnam war, U.S. military operations have been followed by intensive but short-lived debates about the constitutionality of the unilateral use of military force by the President.1 The tone of these debates became especially urgent during the development of what has been called a "compellent diplomacy"
Hall, David L.
"The Constitution and Presidential War Making against Libya,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 42
, Article 3.
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