By Jonathon A. Coppell”The White House has been busy.
The Obama administration has been talking up the new National Defense Authorization Act, and its been hammering away at it since February.
The Senate’s version is expected to be approved by the House on Wednesday.
It would give the president the power to designate U.S. troops overseas as “combatant commanders” without the usual congressional approval.
It is a sweeping new warmaking power that would be even more expansive than the NDAA that passed in December, when it was passed with the tacit support of the White House.
And it is likely to go far beyond the NDAs already passed in the Bush administration.
The NDAA, in fact, has been a blueprint for the kind of new war power the Obama administration wants to use in the Middle East, where it is also building up a “kill list” of Americans, mostly Muslims, to be killed in a new war.
The bill would also give the U.N. Security Council the power, as Obama has repeatedly asserted, to impose “preventive military action,” and to “use force” against a country that has violated its sovereignty.
It’s a list of nations Obama has used to declare war on for years and is now calling on to “self-defend.”
It’s just the latest in a series of moves that have Obama’s White House scrambling to respond to the increasingly assertive rhetoric and rhetoric of his successor, President-elect Donald Trump.
As a presidential candidate, Trump made a series a key points about what he believes the U to be.
He said he wanted to “take out” U.s “sovereign leaders,” that he would have no respect for “the rule of law,” and that the United States is “in the Middle of the worst war on the planet.”
These points are often repeated by Trump’s critics as the kind he made in his campaign.
But as we have noted before, the rhetoric is far from the only way Trump has made these claims.
The president has also repeatedly accused his opponent of being “the worst thing” to happen to U. S. foreign policy in a very specific way.
And the president-elect has been accused of repeating the same talking points over and over again, and of threatening to escalate the military campaign against Russia and Iran, both of which are key U. s. allies.
“I’m going to do it the other way. “
It’s not going to be called ‘the war on terror,'” Trump said on Monday.
“I’m going to do it the other way.
It will be called the war on ISIS.”
But the new NDAA is actually not much different from the one that passed under Bush, when he said it would allow the president to “execute the most aggressive military operations in American history.”
That language was included in the bill to give the executive branch the power of preemptive military strikes against any nation or group, and it is not the same as the one Trump and the Republican-led Congress are now using.
“The intent of the NDRA was to allow the executive to take military action to counter any attack by a nation that the president determines to be engaged in or supporting terrorism,” says the White, House office of the undersecretary for policy.
“Under this bill, the president has the power and responsibility to conduct a preemptive attack on an enemy or hostile military force that he believes poses a clear and present danger to the United Sates national security interests.
He is permitted to use the military power of the United Nations and other international agencies, to use military force against a belligerent nation, or to commit military force to support international efforts to combat terrorism.”
But, the NDA also provides for a more limited military response to a “hostile action” by a country or group of countries.
Under that law, for example, the military could not attack a country, unless that country attacked U. States personnel.
“To the extent that the President exercises the authority of preemptory military action, he may not use force against or engage in hostilities against the United State of America in order to prevent, impede, or deter the enemy from attacking U.,S.
persons or property,” the bill says.
And even if the president did attack the U., the bill gives the president authority to use force only “if the President reasonably believes that such action is necessary to prevent imminent or continuing hostilities between the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, or the Netherlands, or between such countries or groups of countries and the United Arab Emirates or any other entity or actors” in the region.
The new NDRA gives the U,S., military the power in certain situations to “provide assistance to foreign forces if the President determines that such assistance is necessary in order for such foreign forces to