Foreign Policy Powers of the President and Congress

  title={Foreign Policy Powers of the President and Congress},
  author={Louis Fisher},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={148 - 159}
  • Louis Fisher
  • Published 1 September 1988
  • Political Science
  • The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
The congressional hearings in 1987 concerning the Irancontra affair provided a unique and unusual education for the general public. Month after month, American citizens became privy to how arms were shipped to Iran and funds diverted to the contras in Nicaragua. They learned about the Boland amendment, the Intelligence Oversight Act of 1980, and executive orders that provide the overall framework for covert operations. Witnesses included major cabinet officials, the former White House chief of… 

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