Economic Issues in Military Assistance: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Economy in Government of ..., 92-1, January 4, 5, 6, and 18, and February 2, 1971

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1971 - 435 pages
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Page 256 - What we are proposing to do, and what Pakistan is agreeing to, is not directed in any way against India. And I am confirming publicly that if our aid to any country, including Pakistan, is misused and directed against another in aggression I will undertake immediately in accordance with my constitutional authority, appropriate action both within and without the United Nations to thwart such aggression.
Page 17 - The President is to be Commander in Chief of the army and navy of the United States. In this respect his authority would be nominally the same with that of the king of Great Britain, but in substance much inferior to it. It would amount to nothing more than the supreme command and direction of the military and naval forces, as first general and admiral of the Confederacy; while that of the British king extends to the declaring of war and to the raising and regulating of fleets and armies — all...
Page 178 - In cases involving other types of aggression we shall furnish military and economic assistance when requested and as appropriate. But we shall look to the nation directly threatened to assume the primary responsibility of providing the manpower for its defense.
Page 17 - Government through means of a treaty convention, or other legislative instrumentality specifically intended to give effect to such a commitment.
Page 17 - The president is to be commander in chief of the army and navy of the United States. In this respect, his authority would be nominally the same with that of the king of Great Britain, but in substance much inferior to it.
Page 178 - I believe that the best hope of reducing our overseas involvements and expenditures lies in getting allied and friendly nations to do even more than they are now doing in their own defense. To realize that hope, however, requires that we must continue, if requested, to give or sell them the tools they need for this bigger load we are urging them to assume.
Page 276 - ... offers a great opportunity for the United States to promote the interests of peace in a significant way and to play an important role in helping to provide a more adequate diet for peoples all around the world. We must make the most vigorous and constructive use possible of this opportunity. We must narrow the gap between abundance here at home and near starvation abroad. Humanity and prudence, alike, counsel a major effort on our part.
Page 17 - We have already given, in example one effectual check to the Dog of war, by transferring the power of letting him loose from the executive to the Legislative body, from those who are to spend to those who are to pay.
Page 215 - Food for Peace in these terms: "The United States donates and sells agricultural commodities on favorable terms to friendly nations under the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act (Public Law 480). This...
Page 17 - Forty .years later, in 1969, the Department of State expressed a similar view of presidential prerogative: As Commander in Chief, the President has the sole authority to command our Armed Forces, whether they are within or outside the United States. And. although reasonable men may differ as to the circumstances in which he should do so. the President has the constitutional power to send US military forces abroad without specific congressional approval.2* Others assort that congressional approval...

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