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Defense Primer: A Guide for New Members [March 7, 2018]   [open pdf - 656KB]

From the Summary: "The Constitution provides Congress with broad powers over the Armed Forces, including the power 'to raise and support Armies,' 'to provide and maintain a Navy,' 'to make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces,' and 'to provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States.... ' CRS has developed a series of short primers to give Members of Congress an overview of key aspects of the Department of Defense and how Congress exercises authority over it. A consolidated list of these primers is contained in this report, along with links to each document."

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CRS Report for Congress, R44757
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2018-03-07
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