Clear and Present Danger Themes

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Threats to National Security

The title of the book, "Clear and present Danger" invokes the concept of threats to the security of the United States. This condition allows the President to order judicious use of military force to protect the safety of the citizens of the United States. The definition of what exactly is a threat to national security is the main underlying theme of the book. Through the point of view of the different characters, various opinions are expressed, and it is only at the ending climax that the reader is acquainted with the correct and legal position of the President and his advisors, and the oversight of the US Congress is obtained. The checks and balances of the United States Constitution allow the chief executive leeway to meet immediate threats, but the authority of Congress is always required for acts of war and armed conflict.

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