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This might make some of my military friends uncomfortable

I had an exchange recently with a former colleague (who is still in the military). He had expressed his thought that trying to get out of the military before my contract is up was welching on my word, and therefore I had lost all credibility to maintain a position on our wars & foreign policy. 1,048 more words


Unlawful Warfare? The AUMF and the IS

Views, opinions, and assumptions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any agency of the U.S. 1,840 more words


Josh Earnest wouldn't put 'any sort of timeline' on White House's new ISIS strategy

We now know that the White House has gone from having no strategy to defeat ISIS (Sept. 2014) to not having a complete strategy to defeat ISIS (June 2015) to boasting a “comprehensive strategy to degrade and destroy” ISIS, the part of which announced today is to  525 more words

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Remember The Authorization For Use Of Military Force (AUMF)?

When Obama committed US assets for use against ISIS the Congress went batcrap crazy saying that it was NOT his place to authorize military force without involving Congress…it was unconstitutional (there is that word again) ……….Obama decide to do the right thing so he sent the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) to the Congress in January of this year and so far the cowards have refused to act on the request…..it being an election coming up and they do not want to crap on their chances……..one brave Congressman, Rep. 735 more words


Business As Usual

It is with some disappointment, but little surprise, that I note that it appears this Congress is going to do no better than the last several in seriously addressing our nation’s needs.   1,163 more words

George Will: Tim Kaine’s Quest For War Legitimacy

Washington Post — The Revolutionary War and the Civil War ended in Virginia, which was involved, by the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, in the beginning of today’s war with radical Islam. 148 more words


Mark Fiore: Obama and The Long War of Foreverness (animated cartoon)

I’m not saying the world is a happy, safe place and we should just stay home and contentedly drive our Priuses, but it seems establishing a one-size-fits-all legal justification(s) is not the way to do this.   

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