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Congress, Civilian Control of the Military, and Nonpartisanship [Updated June 11, 2020]   [open pdf - 493KB]

From the Document: "The possible use of federal armed forces as part of the U.S. executive branch's response to incidents of violence during racial justice protests has raised questions about how the military is controlled by domestic political institutions and the U.S. military's relationship with American society. Article I of the U.S. Constitution grants specific powers to Congress, making the legislative branch a key actor in governing, overseeing, and funding the U.S. military."

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CRS In Focus, IF11566
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2020-06-11
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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