Operation Menu: Commander In Chief

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Commander in Chief has power to command the armed forces. The president has the ability to decide where to station his forces and is the top man in the military and everyone reports to him for orders. As Commander-in-Chief, Nixon kept troops in an unnecessary war which made it hard to maintain the militaries budget. There is a probability that Nixon would have been at war with Vietnam indefinitely, had it not been for the Case-Church Amendment prohibiting further U.S. military activity in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. However he disobeyed this amendment sent one of his Secretaries of State, Henry Kissinger, to bomb Cambodia and Laos for a campaign called Operation Menu. This objective was to bomb the People’s Army of Vietnam and the National
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