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Let's Make War! errr. Correction. Let the Military Fight.
on September 12, 2015
A well documented, well written, evaluation of the rise of Presidential Power in the U.S.A.; and Congress' failure to do its job. What is new? What is new since the Reagan Administration (back to H. Truman and the Korean Police Action?) is that the Executive Branch of our Government determines when the U.S. will use military force, the amount used, and how it is used. The Constitutional Requirement (where were the Republicans? Oh. Reagan started this trend...that's right.) that only the Congress has the Power to Declare War has been ignored. Combined with changes in the make up of our armed forces (some good, some bad) this has led us to now. Pulled out of Iraq years after we invaded on the same pretext used by the Japanese at Pearl Harbor; still in Afghanistan our longest military action; and dropping guided missiles somewhere today this book explains, lucidly, how the U.S.A. has moved from a citizen army to a country always at war. Recommend you read this. You may also find the author's news program interesting.