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This will give power to the experts and bring quicker and more accurate results.

Our military commanders are the true experts who are most qualified to make these decisions and should be in charge of matters like this.

Trump gives commanders new powers to launch military strikes: report | TheHill

President Trump granted U.S. commanders the authority to order attacks in countries with little American military presence shortly after taking office, the Washington Examiner reported Friday.

That measure has become pronounced in Yemen, where the president gave U.S. Central Commander Gen. Joseph Votel the authority to carry out military strikes without the approval of the White House.

"This was an authority that was delegated by the president, through the secretary of defense to the Central Command commander to carry out," Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis told the Examiner.

In Yemen, the new authority is directed at fighting al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), widely considered among the terrorist group’s highest-profile and dangerous affiliates.

“I don't want to telegraph future operations, but this is part of a plan to go after a very real threat, to ensure they are defeated and denied the opportunity to plot and carry out terrorist attacks from ungoverned spaces,” Davis said, according to the report.

The decision to grant the expanded authority to commanders came on Jan. 29, the same day that Navy SEALS conducted a raid on AQAP that killed a U.S. Navy SEAL and several civilians, including an 8-year-old child.

The U.S. carried out more than 30 airstrikes on AQAP militants in Yemen between Thursday and Friday, though an exact number was not given.

In countries with larger U.S. military presences, like Syria and Iraq, commanders were already able to call in airstrikes and other actions. But in countries like Yemen, commanders previously had to seek permission from the White House before such actions were carried out.

That approval process, the Examiner reports, was frustrating and unnecessarily complex for U.S. military leaders there, requiring commanders to submit memos justifying the action to the White House.


It is not clear how wide-ranging the new authorities are. According to the Examiner, Pentagon officials did not discuss the extent of the powers to avoid tipping off potential targets.

"Our goal is for enemy to be surprised and caught off guard and that is what we have achieved in the past couple of nights with these strikes," Davis told the Examiner.
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military people do not want or need this burden. he should do his job.
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military people do not want or need this burden. he should do his job.
You know this how?

The military people now in charge are professionals, most of which are military college graduates who know their job.

I'd bet they are on board with having the authority to do their job.
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You know this how?

The military people now in charge are professionals, most of which are military college graduates who know their job.

I'd bet they are on board with having the authority to do their job.
Most of them have already come out and said they highly support this.
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... get outta the way...

... an' let the generals do dey's jobs."
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Most of them have already come out and said they highly support this.
Really? Which ones? Name names.
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So trump has abandoned his job
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So trump has abandoned his job
Between the Twitter tirades and the frequent golf outings at his properties and TV time for hours upon hours, yelling at the screen for saying mean things about him, Trump barely has room for a 30 minute shift these days.

Of course considering that the WH now says those Tweets as official presidential statements, I guess you could say 140 characters b-tching about the fact that presidents get criticized is real work for him.
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Between the Twitter tirades and the frequent golf outings at his properties and TV time for hours upon hours, yelling at the screen for saying mean things about him, Trump barely has room for a 30 minute shift these days.

Of course considering that the WH now says those Tweets as official presidential statements, I guess you could say 140 characters b-tching about the fact that presidents get criticized is real work for him.
Baseless criticism and personal attacks is a full time job for so-called journalists at CNN, NYT, WaPo and many other media outlets. The NYT even hired a self described hack for Democrats after Politico fired him for letting Hillary's campaign edit his reporting. Guess where they assigned him? Why, to cover the WH of course.

So Trump is supposed to ignore the unhinged media bent not just on driving him from office but on full blown personal destruction?

The snarling, blind hatred of the media for Trump is a far cry from the star struck reporter asking Obama what "enchants" him about the office. But let's pretend they are all objective journalists.
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