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Walking Our Way To More War

I have been bitching for years about the fact that the US uses military force without proper authorization…..and recently a few brave reps in Congress have offered up their bills to change the way we use military force….these events I have written about recently…… 309 more words

International Situations

Some Real "Men" In Congress After All

I have accused most of the people serving in the Congress as cowards…and I still believe that most have no nuts for the job.

But there are a few that show the cajones to take on the president and the M-IC…..I have written about others that are showing some gumption….. 493 more words

International Situations

The Silent Slaughter of the US Air War


Allowing for various interpretations of Airwars’ data, and assuming that, like such efforts in the past, it is capturing between 5 percent and 20 percent of actual deaths, a serious estimate of the number of civilians killed by the U.S.-led bombing campaign since 2014 would by now have to be somewhere between 25,000 and 190,000. 255 more words

Chat Away

This was done with no debate in Congress & no explanation to the American people. 50 Tomahawk missiles launched at… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) …

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The Terror Exception Transitions to Trump

by Benjamin Collinger

In the traumatic and somber aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the U.S. Congress passed a critical piece of legislation to provide the president authority to defend the United States and its interests abroad. 11,342 more words

Expanding the Reach of the 2001 AUMF

by Travis Normand
December 28, 2016

The following article was posted about a month ago at NYTimes.com. It explains that the Obama administration has expanded its reading/interpretation of the 2001 AUMF to include Shabab in Somalia. 1,075 more words

National Security

... Well , POTUS wants an AUMF [#what]...

.. what is it ?? ..

.. it is called an Authorization to Use Military Force . In common English , it means a modern version of a declaration of war .. 131 more words

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