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Volume 129 - Number 3 - War on ISIS
Obama’s War on ISIS: But What Does This Mean?
Robert Jervis discusses President Barack Obama’s decision to go to war against ISIS. He argues that domestic politics and “perhaps common sense” argue against inaction on the part of the United States. He questions, however, the likelihood that Obama’s policy will succeed.
The War Powers Resolution and the Constitution
Jacob K. Javits, the former U.S. Senator and the principal author of the War Powers Resolution of 1973, urges Congress to uphold its Constitutional authority to partake in the decision-making process to commit U.S. troops to war. Originally written in 1984, the article remains relevant and speaks to the current political landscape pertaining to the role of the President and of Congress in the war against ISIS.
Tactical Advantages of Terror
Richard K. Betts applies offense-defense theory to explain the intense advantages that terrorist groups have in launching offensive strikes and in exploiting the defenses that a nation can put up in this era of globalization and asymmetric warfare.
October 31, 2014
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