Bush, Barack Obama, and Trump — and an open, democratic debate, but we got neither. “This deployment will provide support for intelligence collection and will also facilitate intelligence sharing with French forces conducting operations in Mali, and with other partners in the region,” he wrote in a vague letter to then-House Speaker John Boehner. policy that sees every problem around the globe as a nail to be pounded with an 0 Pentagon hammer, Obama passed the torch to the reckless Trump, who has given the generals carte blanche to expand both the front line and the deadliness of our tactics; the number of innocent civilians killed by the American military has skyrocketed since January, and an expanded role for the Pentagon — from sending more troops into the sinkhole that is Afghanistan to putting America’s nuclear bombers on 24-hour alert for the first time since the end of the Cold War — has become a dominant theme of Trump’s America. military — more than 16 years after the 9/11 attacks — still waging war against terrorism, and what are the strategy and perceived end dates of these conflicts?
Obama did publicly announce in 2013 that he was sending 100 U. Since then, no one seems to know when or why that troop deployment has increased a whopping eightfold. And yet with all these operations all over the globe for so many years — longer than a typical high school sophomore has been alive — do we feel any safer? Then that strategy needs to be written down in a new authorization for use of military force that needs to be sent to Congress and properly debated — not for a few hours but for several weeks, with committee hearings and expert testimony — and then voted up or down.
After 18 months they found that didn’t work either, especially when Buck Rogers became a weekly NBC series. “We were seeing each other every two weeks,” says Ken.
“I could have messed up my marriage and my son’s opinion of me if we kept it up.” That led to Plan C.
Instead, the nation has been insulted with the ugliest episode yet of the TV reality show emanating from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, with President Trump and an appalling assist from his overrated-from-Day-One chief of staff, John Kelly, telling untruths and waging an unseemly public relations war against a gold star mother and her allies.
Trump’s predictable crudeness has made the Niger ambush the main story on cable TV news for nearly a week — but for all the wrong reasons.
But after Erin was cast for the movie Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, she had to keep shuttling to L. “He said, ‘It scares me, but you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.’ ” So in 1978 they established separate residences.
Erin kept son Kevin, then 2, in California, and they took turns commuting.
The pat answer you’d get from the Pentagon and previously from the Obama administration (which carried out a good bit of our military expansion in Africa with little or no fanfare) and now the Trump administration would be the near-unanimous 2001 congressional authorization for use of military force that launched what used to be called “the war on terror” and is now increasingly called our “forever wars.” That resolution, of course, really addressed only the original al Qaeda group that was led by the wealthy Saudi Osama bin Laden, and that was well-organized and well-funded and that showed not only on 9/11 but in lesser operations like the 2000 attack on the USS Cole that it was a threat to Americans at home and abroad. Now, bin Laden is dead, with his original group barely existent, and it’s been replaced by various coalitions of bad actors and wannabe warlords who seem a lot less capable of striking U. citizens — until we send them into their remote villages on our military missions.
Though the 9/11 attacks certainly gave weight to the argument that some terror threats are serious enough to confront on foreign soil, the biggest danger in the 2010s seems to be U.
The family is now unicoastal again in a four-bedroom house in Studio City.