Presidential Powers During War


Guest:

Robert Dallek
* Professor of History, Boston University
* Author, Hail to the Chief : The Making and Unmaking of American Presidents (Oxford Univ Press, 2001)

Other Guests: TBA

Since the September 11th terrorist attacks, the power of the presidency has grown dramatically. President Bush signed an order allowing foreign terrorists to be tried in military tribunals. Many people have been rounded up and are being held in jail. It's not the first time presidents have taken these kinds of steps. Flexing presidential muscles during wartime. Talks with presidential historians on the next Talk of the Nation from NPR News.

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