What this means is simple:Section 1 of EO 13223 allows the president to order any ready reserve into active duty for up to 24 months. Sections 3 and 5 of EO 13223 provides a mechanism to, among other things, "recall any regular officer or enlisted member on the retired list to active duty and to detain any enlisted member beyond the term of his or her enlistment."That EO, signed by Bush while the World Trade Center was still smoking, has never been rescinded. The Authorization to Use Military Force, which Obama repeatedly asked Congress to review, revise or rescind, continues to remain in force.The consequence of this is the ammendment to 13223 signed into law by Trump, extends the state of emergency and allows the federal government to recall into service any "retired member of the Regular Army, Regular Navy, Regular Air Force, or Regular Marine Corps."Section 690, US Code 10 (which is now being overridden) limits the number of retired officers who can be pressed in to service. This EO amendment does away with that.Section 688, US Code 10 (which is now being overridden) stipulates the authority to order retired service members to active duty. This removes the limits on time people can be pressed in to service.Unlike Bush, whose executive order forced service extensions on soldiers already serving when 9/11 happened, Trump is giving himself expanded power to recall people who have served in the military in the past, provided they are younger than 60 years old. For these reasons, some people (myself included) are interpreting the text of this EO as evidence Trump wants to go to war and wants to make sure no military personnel who has retired, or who intend on soon leaving can leave.The man is preparing for a war with massive casualties.
Since Kelly's arrival, Trump has ignited explosive cultural confrontations, failed again to repeal Obamacare and looked thoroughly hapless in his inability to articulate or stick to any position for more than an hour or so. Trump blusters and threatens North Korea; he alarms European allies by threatening to trash the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Trump under Kelly's "day care" still has not filled a slew of top-level posts. Trump is not becoming more competent, more focused, more civil or more respectful of others under Kelly's tutelage. In fact, he's getting worse on all four counts. Kelly's eagerness to defend the president's unconscionable behavior and Kelly's own lack of respect for civilian politicians simply feed Trump's demons.Kelly should be replaced by someone who actually understands democratic governance and can deliver bad news and honest criticism to the president. Going forward, Congress needs to stomp out creeping military authoritarianism. Congress should start by barring generals from acting in civilian capacities in the White House.
It's my understanding that Chad's soldiers were fighting Boko Haram near the eastern border of Niger. The American soldiers were killed near Niger's western border with Mali, and a different group took credit for the ambush. I doubt Chad withdrawing forces had any effect on a group hundreds of miles away that they weren't even fighting against.
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/23/16522456/trump-bartiromo-transcripto my god
Quote from: ksen on October 23, 2017, 03:30:29 PMhttps://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/23/16522456/trump-bartiromo-transcripto my godI think you mean
Those advisers eventually convinced Trump not to deport the Chinese dissident -- in part, by alerting the president to the fact that Guo was a member of his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida.
In a perfect world, the American president would neither take foreign-policy advice from a casino magnate with ties to the Chinese government, nor give special preference to asylum-seekers who frequent his luxury properties. But sometimes, the next best option is, apparently, to have a president who does both.
I could not have imagined an American clusterfuck this enormous and this fucked up. And I have a serious interest in dystopian fiction.
A lot of people are saying it's what plants crave.
In an interview with CNN in a Senate hallway shortly after the tweets, Corker escalated his criticism, calling him a serial liar, saying he regretted supporting him for president, accusing him of debasing the country and refusing to say where he trusted Trump with the U.S. nuclear codes.
idiocracy is gross eugenicist trash