Tag Archives: Gulf of Tonkin Resolution of 1964

Deciding to Ask For Permission

John McCain was a fighter pilot, and by all accounts a kick-the-tires-and-light-the-fires kind of guy. He didn’t like those preflight checklists. He wanted to be up there, blasting away, right now. If some part of his A-4 Skyhawk wasn’t working … Continue reading

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Extending Invented War Powers

Are we at war? The Korean and Vietnam Wars were called that popularly, but the first was officially our participation in a UN police action. We were, on the record, supporting the UN there, no more than that, so it … Continue reading

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