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Judge Contradicts Obama’s Declaration of the End to the War on Terror

United States District Court Judge Royce L. Lamberth, in her decision dated July 30, 2015, in the case of Mukhtar Yahia Naji Al Warafi vs. Barack H. 586 more words


It's The Power, Stupid

I keep thinking about Thomas Piketty and the relentlessly increasing degree of wealth and income inequality he describes.  Every month when a new report comes out and news anchors talk about the state of our economy, the story is, “Our economy is doing better, but wage rates are lagging.”  The working class is going back to work, but they’re not being paid as much for their work.  1,369 more words


Rational Security, Episode #28: The "Historic" Edition

The Iran deal is finally here. This week on the podcast, Shane, Tamara, and special guest Wells Bennett look at what’s in the deal, what it does, and what it doesn’t do. 65 more words

Rational Security

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

US Politics

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