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Jun 21st, 2018 at 5:11pm
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I remember when Obama said he needed his own Executive military, equal in size and capabilities to the real Military and completely under his control...

Did he get one? Is it now controlled by The Donald? Shocked
  
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Reply #1 - Jun 21st, 2018 at 7:07pm
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The Nazis had their own military when they got a foothold on power.
  
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Reply #2 - Jun 21st, 2018 at 7:38pm
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RubyHypatia wrote on Jun 21st, 2018 at 7:07pm:
The Nazis had their own military when they got a foothold on power.
Sure, police states always need a powerful military force under the complete control of The Party or the Emperor...

Did Obama manage to create one for The Donald?
  
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Reply #3 - Jun 21st, 2018 at 8:04pm
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Well, if you get evidence of it, let me know.
  
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Reply #4 - Jun 21st, 2018 at 8:55pm
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Jeff wrote on Jun 21st, 2018 at 5:11pm:
I remember when Obama said he needed his own Executive military, equal in size and capabilities to the real Military and completely under his control...

Did he get one? Is it now controlled by The Donald? Shocked

Every president has his own Private Military at his beck and call  -  for 48 hours, anyways.  Then playtime is over.

The War Powers Resolution of 1973,[aka War Powers Act] requires that the President, upon sending troops into military action, must notify Congress within 48 hours that he has done so. The Resolution also forbids military personnel from remaining in a state of conflict for more than 60 days (including an additional 30 days for withdrawal).
  
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Reply #5 - Jun 22nd, 2018 at 9:00am
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SkyChief wrote on Jun 21st, 2018 at 8:55pm:
Every president has his own Private Military at his beck and call  -  for 48 hours, anyways.  Then playtime is over.

The War Powers Resolution of 1973,[aka War Powers Act] requires that the President, upon sending troops into military action, must notify Congress within 48 hours that he has done so. The Resolution also forbids military personnel from remaining in a state of conflict for more than 60 days (including an additional 30 days for withdrawal).

That's not what Obama was talking about.

Constitutionally, the military is not under the Presidents control except in times of declared war or rebellion or insurrection.

Obama was talking about a force separate from and equal in power to the military.

Homeland Security is probably it.
  
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Reply #6 - Jun 22nd, 2018 at 9:42am
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Jeff wrote on Jun 21st, 2018 at 5:11pm:
I remember when Obama said he needed his own Executive military, equal in size and capabilities to the real Military and completely under his control...

Did he get one? Is it now controlled by The Donald? Shocked
Actually, I do not, do you have a link to an article that will refresh my memory?
  
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Reply #7 - Jun 22nd, 2018 at 3:42pm
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ahhell wrote on Jun 22nd, 2018 at 9:42am:
Actually, I do not, do you have a link to an article that will refresh my memory?
I don't. I could probably find it easily enough, and so could you.
  
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Reply #8 - Jun 22nd, 2018 at 4:30pm
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Jeff wrote on Jun 22nd, 2018 at 3:42pm:
I don't. I could probably find it easily enough, and so could you.
Nope, I could not.
  
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Reply #9 - Jun 22nd, 2018 at 5:40pm
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ahhell wrote on Jun 22nd, 2018 at 4:30pm:
Nope, I could not.
Your loss then.
  
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