Date of Award
Master of Liberal Studies (MLS)
American wars are fought by the military but overseen and controlled by civilians. The United States has long had a history of civilian control of the military, with responsibility directly vested within the executive branch of the federal government, specifically within the presidency. Among other duties and powers of the office of president of the United States, the United States constitution specifies that the president shall be the commander in chief of the armed forces, and presidents have exercised that constitutional power to oversee the strategic conduct of the military, particularly during times of war
Copyright 2006 Lance B. Lewis
Lewis, Lance B., "The Truman/MacArthur Controversy: A Study in Presidential Power" (2006). Master of Liberal Studies Research Papers. 2.