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Another War Without Declaration

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The day before 9/11, we learned that President Obama was planning to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq, but also in Syria. Spurred by ISIS videos seeming to show the beheadings of two American journalists and an English aid worker, the American public was outraged and ready for war. Obama told Congress, he would appreciate their support, but even if they chose not to stand behind him, he said the office of the President holds all the power necessary to arm and train rebels in Syria and even launch a military airstrike campaign in a sovereign state. As it turned out, the House and Senate both moved to support Obama's strategy, with his repeated promises not to put American boots on the ground. Since then, several military strategists and even current and former top leaders in the Pentagon have debated whether or not that's possible or if that's even happening. The reality is, American military troops are standing on Iraqi ground right now. And if they'r

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