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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Trump Grants Pentagon Additional Authority to Carry Out Raids in Yemen as He....

In the White House today (Photo via Olivia Nuzzi)

....meets with leaders from Saudi Arabia---who are behind the war with Yemen.

The authority gives military commanders more freedom to carry out missions in order to achieve "a strategic effect" -- that is, a broader military goal agreed upon by the President -- as opposed to needing approval for each strike and raid on a case-by-case basis.

And get this:

The White House is talking to the Pentagon about providing similar leeway in Libya and Somalia, a US defense official told CNN Monday.

This is just horrific. I wonder if libertarian Trump fanboys continue to hold the view that Trump is going to have a smaller military footprint overseas.

 -RW 

1 comment:

  1. I'm tellin' ya, it's the "Trump / Last Person He Spoke With" syndrome. We gotta get some libertarians in there to chat him up before he tweets.

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