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The Power of the President to Send American Troops to Palestine
This opinion concluded that executive intervention in Palestine, without Congressional approval, would “go considerably beyond existing precedents and would constitute a great extension of the Monroe Doctrine.” However, the opinion noted that the president could send troops to Palestine for the “limited purpose” of protecting the property of the United States or its citizens.
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