PBS NewsHour

Michael Beschloss chronicles American ‘Presidents of War’

Clip: 10/17/2018 | 7m 15s

When it came to involving the nascent republic in military conflict, one of the founding fathers’ biggest fears was that American presidents would be reckless and aggressive to suit their own agendas. Judy Woodruff sits down with presidential historian Michael Beschloss, author of the new book "Presidents of War," to discuss the history of executive war decisions and why they’re problematic.

Aired: 10/17/18

Rating: NR

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