Tag Archives: War Powers Resolution of 1973

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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Selling Syria

It was a day of surprises, the week after Barack Obama surprised everyone. Yes, that Assad used chemical weapons on his own people – civilians, including hundreds of children – but with the Brits deciding they’d rather not join us … Continue reading

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