THE PRESIDENCY: Invasion Repulsed

No U.S. President has worked harder than Dwight Eisenhower to maintain friendly and constitutionally proper relationships with Congress. But last week, in the sharpest words he has yet addressed toward Capitol Hill, the President showed that his cooperative attitude does not extend to letting the legislative branch take over the functions of the executive.

In Section 638 of this year's $31.8 billion Defense Department appropriations bill, Congress stipulated that the Secretary of Defense must get permission from the Senate and. House Appropriations Committees before he takes the armed forces out of such...

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