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Docs: The Congress and the Commander in Chief 7 Sep 2013

September 9th, 2013

Episode 426 of 1370 episodes

The history of tension between the US President and Congress over taking military action. President Obama seems to be setting a precedent by asking Congress to debate and vote in advance of action in Syria. How will this action be judged against 200 years of America deciding between peace and war?

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