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War Powers Act #536405

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 01, 1984
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(Studio) Restrictions on President' ability to deploy United States troops abroad for extended periods of time by War Powers Act noted.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(DC) Reagan administration's efforts to seek greater power to act without Congress's approval examined. [Courtesy "Meet the Press", Secretary of State George SHULTZ - criticizes congress restrictions on President's foreign policy.] Role of Vietnam experience on Congress's passage of War Powers Act explained. Issue of United States troops in Lebanon cited as illustrating President Reagan's argument; details given. Possibility of some Senators taking issue to Supreme Court noted. [Senator Arlen SPECTER - feels issues should be resolved by court] Shultz's position explained.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Kalb, Marvin;
Palmer, John

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