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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Military strategy on the Internet- time to declare war on ISIS

Posting a war strategy to defeat evil ISIS- the declared Islamic State terrorist group- on the Internet is an unfamiliar warfare tactic Yet, the Military Times news explains, in plain English, how to win the war against ISIS, describing operations like a strategic "Dungeons and Dragons" game. Hopefully, the strategy will work. A cliff notes edition of the detailed article is easily summarized in one sentence: Defeating ISIS is going to take American military leadership a long time.

It seems to me, however, that the US Congress must support the ISIS military initiative with a declared Act of War.
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Military Times provides the strategy for defeating ISIS it's as clear as the rules of a Dungeons and Dragons game- but the world as we know it order is at stake.

The War Powers Resolution is a law and the US Congress must act. By keeping US military in the Middle East rrequires the President to notify Congress within 48 hours of committing armed forces to military action and forbids armed forces from remaining for more than 60 days, with a further 30 day withdrawal period, without a Congressional authorization for use of military force or a declaration of war by the United States. The resolution was passed by two-thirds of Congress, overriding a presidential veto.

It has been alleged that the War Powers Resolution has been violated in the past – for example, by President Bill Clintonin 1999, during the bombing campaign in Kosovo. Congress has disapproved all such incidents, but none has resulted in any successful legal actions being taken against the president for alleged violations.

In other words, by not declaring war against ISIS, the US Congress is breaking the law it passed, in spite of a presidential veto.

It's time for the US Congress to start reading the Military Times, Surely, the job of Congress is to figure out what the American tax payers are paying for and how much treasure our military is putting at risk to defeat evil ISIS. It's a goal in need of affirmation because, otherwise, the Congress is breaking it's own law passed in the War Powers Resolution.

(By the way - the important information reported in Military Times is as close to classified intelligence as I've ever seen made public and makes what's in the  stupid email controversy aka "Hillarymail", seem like gossip in comparisom.)

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