Have ever noticed how many wars we are fighting that has not been authorized by Congress? Do you even care?
The thing is that there are Americans dying in these conflicts….conflicts that have NOT been authorized….does that make them illegal?
What is it about America and its twenty-first-century wars? They spread continually – there are now seven of them; they never end; and yet, if you happen to live in the United States, most of the time it would be easy enough to believe that, except for the struggle against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, there were no conflicts underway. Take the Afghan War, for an example. Now 15 years old and heating up again as the Taliban takes more territory and U.S. operations there grow, it was missing in action in the 2016 election campaign. Neither presidential candidate debated or discussed that war, despite the close to 10,000 U.S. troops (and more private contractors) still based there, the fact that U.S. air power has again been unleashed in that country, and the way those in the Pentagon are talking about it as a conflict that will extend well into the 2020s. It makes no difference. Here, it’s simply the war that time forgot. Similar things might be said, even if on a lesser scale, about expanding American operations in Somalia and ongoing ones in Libya. Nor is the intensity of the air war in Syria or Iraq much emphasized or grasped by the American public
The conflict raging in the small Middle East country of Yemen is one of these so-called “undeclared wars”……
Yes Saudi is an ally….but we really need to draw a line somewhere that keeps us out of these things and protects American troops from dying for NO other reason than someone has a hard on…..and others see a profit making opportunity.