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The War Powers Act was passed after Nixon unilaterally bombed Cambodia. But it was also virtually ignored by Reagan, who sent a “police action” into El Salvador, Nicaragua, & Grenada; Clinton, who continued bombing Kosovo beyond 60 days allowed by Congress, Yugoslavia, Bosnia,
2/ Iraq & Haiti. The Act was set aside by GWB under the new Patriot Act when troops were sent to Iraq. Under Obama there were multiple incidents (#Benghazi #Syria & #Iraq ) where the War Powers Act was ignored under the guise of “fighting terrorism.”…
3/ Trump did not violate the War Powers Act. #PresidentTrump simply used the very same AUMF of 2002 (Authorized Use of Military Force) used by Bush & Obama.…
4/ Sources:… and… To recap: for almost 44 years Presidents have sidestepped the War Powers Act under specious “reasons” & then more genuinely nationalistic, protective reasons for the Country & her citizens.
5/ Information about military technology in use today:
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