February 28, 2014

Obama Will Never End the War on Terror

Hirsh & Oliphant, National Journal

The Associated Press

The new term being used: "elongated imminence," which means that a president doesn't have to deem the country under immediate threat of attack before acting on his or her own.

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TAGGED: Drones, Yemen, War On Terror, Barack Obama


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Check Your U.S.-Franco History, Mr. President
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Obama and the Doberman in Havana
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