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How America goes to war

"Wars have played an integral role in America's transformation from a continental power into a world force. Over time, America's war-making has favored and continues to favor the expansion of the President's role at the expense of the Congress. America's future will be determined in large part by the way in which the nation chooses and engages in military pursuits. Questions about how and when we go to war have never been so vital or relevant. This thought-provoking overview serves as a quick introduction to these important issues."--Jacket
Print Book, English, 2005
Praeger, Westport, Conn., 2005
xiii, 156 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
9780275985141, 0275985148
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Mr. Madison's war
The war with Mexico
The Civil War
The Spanish-American War
The great war
The second World War
The Cold War
New war, old cost
The fifth horseman