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January 2020 was another eventful month from Trump's impeachment to the Coronavirus, international trade deals and the death of Kobe Bryant.

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Following the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani (as discussed in the previous Episode #81), national Democrats insisted that Trump violated the War Powers Act of 1973 and passed a non-binding resolution in the House condemning the strike. 

In that episode I spent a lot of time examining America’s penchant for perpetual war. As discussed, the list of American intervention overseas is quite remarkable:Hawaii, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Grenada, Panama, Yugoslavia, the Korean Peninsula, the Philippines, Vietnam, Chile, Egypt, Kosovo, Somalia, Congo, currently we are involved in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen. 

In this episode, I want to turn our attention away from WHERE the U.S. military has been (or are currently) to focus on the HOW.  How is the United States war-making capabilities supposed to be carried out or applied?

You may be surprised (or not) to know that the Constitution's dictates around the involvement of our military has largely been ignored for the last 78 years.  

Show Notes:

Is the War Powers Act Constitutional 

David Rivkin and Lee Casey on the House War Powers Resolution

The Constitution - Article II

Is the Presidency too Attractive

Obama Admits Libya was his Worst Mistake but for all the Wrong Reasons

The Useless War Powers Act

Truth Quest Podcast - Episode #68 - The Truth About Impeachment

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Two weeks prior to the original publication of this episode, the United States military killed a man named Qasem Soleimani outside the Baghdad airport. He was a top general in the Iranian army and the possible heir apparent to the top spot in the Iranian government. 

After digesting the reactions of the media and politicians from both sides of the political spectrum, I realized that something was missing. That something was the big picture; the one that takes into account why the U.S. military was in a position to kill another country's military leader on foreign soil.

In order to learn the truth about the killing of Qasem Soleimani, you need to understand the history of the Middle East generally and of Iran and Iraq specifically.

Show Notes:

Iran Killed More U.S. Troops in Iraq than Previously Know, Pentagon Says

Where U.S. Troops are Based in the Middle East 

Episode #280 - Brion McClanahan Show - Why is Iraq So Important to the United States

Soleimani's Legacy Gruesome High Tech IEDs that Haunted U.S. Troops in Iraq 

Qassem Soleimani Haunted the Arab World 

An Evil and Ugly Speech

The Future of Freedom Foundation

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