By Ben Macintyre
One December evening in 1942, a Nazi parachutist landed in a Cambridgeshire box. His undertaking: to sabotage the British battle attempt. His identify used to be Eddie Chapman, yet he could almost immediately develop into MI5's Agent Zigzag. rushing and louche, brave and unpredictable, the traitor was once a patriot within, and the villain a hero. the matter for Chapman, his many fans and his spymasters used to be realizing who he was once. Ben Macintyre weaves jointly diaries, letters, photos, stories and top-secret MI5 records to create the exhilarating account of Britain's such a lot sensational double agent.
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He also invited charges of abusing presidential power. That criticism began on June 27, when a few Republican senators questioned whether Truman, by his ﬁrst minimal step to aid South Korea, was acting with disregard for the constitutional provision that gives Congress the power to declare war. ” Truman’s failure to seek congressional authorization resulted from a combination of constitutional, political, and strategic considerations. S. membership in the United Nations provided sufﬁcient authority to send American forces to Korea.
Vice President Alben Barkley noted that many senators were skeptical of support from European allies. Truman said that he was determined to hold South Korea but conceded that he might have to rethink that commitment if a more serious crisis forced action elsewhere. N. members. On Thursday, June 29, the South Korean cause became more and more desperate. In the morning, reports reached Washington that the South Korean army had tried but failed to halt the North Koreans at the Han River south of Seoul.
The fact that neither congressional leaders nor Truman thought it necessary to cancel the July 4–10 congressional recess underlines the extent to which the movement to war had not altered Washington’s “business as usual” mentality. Ultimately, the rationales for Truman’s refusal to go to Congress are Truman and the Korean Crisis 37 not persuasive. Constitutionally, his case was weak. ” Indeed, virtually all of the eighty-ﬁve cases involved brief interventions for minor purposes (most commonly protecting American lives and property in revolutionary situations) and did not directly engage other armies.
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