Friday, September 9, 2016

air strikes in six countries this week

I occasionally like to remind readers here how many wars the United States is currently involved in. In June, the figure was 16.  That's how many countries the President told the Congress that America had troops deployed equipped for combat even if that was  not their primary mission.

While Congress passed the War Powers Resolution in 1973 in order to prevent another Vietnam, I think the general concern then was to be sure Congress was notified and involved regarding major military operations, especially those with ground troops. In recent decades, Congress and the American public have been much less concerned about air operations and raids by Special Operations Forces.

But the Washington Post reminds us that U.S. forces are busy, with air strikes conducted in recent days in six separate countries. I'm not complaining, just taking note.

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