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Among the many foreign policy challenges facing the #USA, one has relatively little to do with Trump: our nationwide bipartisan misunderstanding of what constitutes war.

Thread, and I'd deeply appreciate feedback from readers and folks like @ilangoldenberg @dandrezner @LawDavF
The @GOP and @TheDemocrats pour hundreds of billions of dollars into the @DeptofDefense every year so they can pursue the latest fighter jet, destroyer, spacecraft, or what have you, on the basis that wars are won by, in addition to the best soldiers, superior weaponry.
Incorrect. Wars involve, and are won through, the application of *all* elements of national power. Sometimes that means weapons. Right now, it mostly doesn't.
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Good morning from the Public Safety Committee study of Bill #C59. Four hour marathon meeting. We'll see how much of the 90 pages or so left MPs get through today. #cdnpoli #hw #SECU
Conservative motion to remove the requirement that the Minister of National Defence must consult with the Minister of Foreign Affairs when the #CSE engages in active (offensive) cyber operations. Conservatives argue that this will hinder ability of Minister of Defence to act #C59
Motion is defeated.
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Back at #SECU for the next round of votes on Bill #C59, in time to see the #NDP motion to give the Intelligence Commissioner powers to go beyond simply saying "yes" or "no" on authorizations be voted down. #cdnpoli
Next Liberal motion, also proposed by Greens, is to ask the #IC to publish decisions not only when rejecting an authorization, but also in approving it (something @ICLMG is in favour of). Passes.
NDP motion that would allow IC to ask for additional information, rather than saying "yes" or "no" to an authorization. Notes that the current #CSE commissioner suggested this amendment #C59 #secu
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