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    Obama's War Authorization Limits Ground Forces

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    Obama's War Authorization Limits Ground Forces - Bloomberg View


    The presidentís AUMF for the fight against Islamic State would restrict the use of ground troops through a prohibition on ďenduring offensive ground operations," but provide several exemptions. First, all existing ground troops, including the 3,000 U.S. military personnel now on the ground in Iraq, would be explicitly excluded from the restrictions. After that, the president would be allowed to deploy new military personnel in several specific roles: advisers, special operations forces, Joint Terminal Attack Controllers to assist U.S. air strikes and Combat Search and Rescue personnel.
    Under the presidentís proposal, the 2002 AUMF that was passed to authorize the Iraq war would be repealed, but the 2001 AUMF that allows the U.S. to fight against al-Qaeda and its associated groups would remain in place.



    Where are the war protesters? Where is the marches on washington? Has anything actually changed since bush? Seems we still be fighting endlessly.

    What is the mission?

    What is the purpose?
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    Re: Obama's War Authorization Limits Ground Forces

    Interesting. So we can insert as many SOF as we like, but not the enablers that most SOF operations require.

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    Re: Obama's War Authorization Limits Ground Forces

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Where are the war protesters? Where is the marches on washington? Has anything actually changed since bush? Seems we still be fighting endlessly.

    What is the mission?

    What is the purpose? [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Those are great questions. The mission seems to be the same as the last 3-4 wars. Fight nonsensical wars at the expense of American lives. The purpose is also the same as always. Fatten the pockets of war profiteers. This is a colossal mistake on Obama's part. We need to stay away from the Middle East and let them resolve their issues on their own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Those are great questions. The mission seems to be the same as the last 3-4 wars. Fight nonsensical wars at the expense of American lives. The purpose is also the same as always. Fatten the pockets of war profiteers. This is a colossal mistake on Obama's part. We need to stay away from the Middle East and let them resolve their issues on their own.
    This is not a new conflict, it is just an extension of the original one. This mess is not somthing that can be ignored. As much as I hate the madness of war, we have no choice but to continue fighting.
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    Re: Obama's War Authorization Limits Ground Forces

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    This is not a new conflict, it is just an extension of the original one. This mess is not somthing that can be ignored. As much as I hate the madness of war, we have no choice but to continue fighting.


    Why?


    What happens if we say "**** it, let muslim men fight muslim wars"?
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    Re: Obama's War Authorization Limits Ground Forces

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Why?


    What happens if we say "**** it, let muslim men fight muslim wars"?
    Iraq is our mess, and ISIS has made it very clear it is fighting a war againist the United States.
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    Re: Obama's War Authorization Limits Ground Forces

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    This is not a new conflict, it is just an extension of the original one. This mess is not somthing that can be ignored. As much as I hate the madness of war, we have no choice but to continue fighting.
    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Iraq is our mess, and ISIS has made it very clear it is fighting a war againist the United States.
    Sign up and have fun then. Go serve your country and fight the enemy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    Sign up and have fun then. Go serve your country and fight the enemy.
    I am not fit to be a soldier.
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    Re: Obama's War Authorization Limits Ground Forces

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    This is not a new conflict, it is just an extension of the original one. This mess is not somthing that can be ignored. As much as I hate the madness of war, we have no choice but to continue fighting.
    Irrelevant. I thought it was a mistake to go in in 2003, I think it's an even bigger mistake to go back in now. Our position should be coaching from the sidelines at best, not quarterbacking.
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    Re: Obama's War Authorization Limits Ground Forces

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Irrelevant. I thought it was a mistake to go in in 2003, I think it's an even bigger mistake to go back in now. Our position should be coaching from the sidelines at best, not quarterbacking.
    I have always believed that al-qeada was our intended enemy.

    ISIS is just the newest incarnation of al-qeada in Iraq, so I believe that we are fighting our intended enemy.
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