The Global Scale of U.S. Militarism

This is a nice blog I recently discovered. He seems to do basically the same as me – some of his own writing, but also posting interesting and relevant articles from other sources. Please take a look at his blog site. His name is T.J. and he’s a young communist who lives in Canada.

TJ Petrowski


Last month President Obama dispatched a formal letter to the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, listing a series of countries where US troops were or have been engaged in military operations during 2014. The preamble explains that the document is “consistent with the War Powers Resolution (Public Law 93-148), as part of my efforts to keep the Congress informed about deployments of U.S. Armed Forces equipped for combat.”

The War Powers Resolution was enacted by Congress in 1973, in the aftermath of the US withdrawal from Vietnam, and over the veto of President Richard Nixon, to require the president to keep the legislative branch regularly appraised of military operations that were being conducted without a congressional declaration of war.

Obama’s letter outlines a series of military operations in 2014, some completed, some ongoing, that go far beyond what is generally reported in the American media, which is…

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One Response to The Global Scale of U.S. Militarism

  1. beetleypete says:

    Most interesting. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.
    Regards from England, Pete.

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