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In Attempt to Dodge Suit, White House Argues Funding War Makes War Legal

by Nikita Knight, for Common Dreams

A lawsuit filed earlier this year charging President Barack Obama with waging an illegal war against the Islamic State (or ISIS) was met on Tuesday with a motion from the Obama administration asking the court to dismiss it. 869 more words

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Urgent - Call Congress Today!

Congress continues to work feverishly on the budget appropriations process. Your efforts led to at least one victory last week; the Senate blocked Sen. McCain (R-AZ) from adding another $18 billion to the already bloated Pentagon budget. 573 more words

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Journalism

An Interview with General Martin Dempsey

The Pragmatist as Chairman

Retired General Martin Dempsey spoke to students at Trinity University in March 2016 about his career, government policy and public service. Prior to his retirement in 2015, Dempsey most recently served as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest-ranking position in the U.S. 2,607 more words

Politics & Society

Top U.S. General: ‘I Do Not Have Authority’ to Offensively Attack Taliban

Breitbart, by Edwin Mora, Feb. 2, 2016:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. military, since President Obama declared that American troops had ceased their combat mission at the end of 2014, has only been able to attack the Taliban from a defensive position, the top commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan told lawmakers. 576 more words

Counter Jihad Report

Foreign Policy Legislation Analysis - McConnell’s draft AUMF: “Islamic State and its Associated Forces”

Crosspost: Khalil Dewan

Having just written my analysis of Congressman Representative Adam Schiff draft Islamic State AUMF last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) along with four other Republican co-sponsors introduced a  702 more words

Current Affairs

POTUS to get unprecedented war powers; ability to declare global martial law

“This resolution is a total rewrite of the War Powers Clause in the U.S. Constitution,” – Sen. Chris Murphy, (D-Conn)

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