Congress And The Politics Of National Security

Congress And The Politics Of National Security

Congress and the Politics of National Security

In an increasingly complex and unpredictable world, a growing number of observers and practitioners have called for a reexamination of our national security system. Central to any such reform effort is an evaluation of Congress. Is Congress adequately organized to deal with national security issues in an integrated and coordinated manner? How have developments in Congress over the past few decades, such as heightened partisanship, message politics, party-committee relationships, and bicameral relations, affected topical security issues? This volume examines variation in the ways Congress has engaged federal agencies overseeing our nation's national security as well as various domestic political determinants of security policy.

About the Author
David P. Auerswald is Professor of Security Studies at the National War College. Before coming to the National War College, he was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at George Washington University, Washington DC; served on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff, working for then-Senator Joseph Biden of Delaware; and was a staff assistant for US Senator Timothy Wirth of Colorado. He has spent time working on the congressional reform team of the Project on National Security Reform, the US Central Command's 2008-9 Assessment...

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