Really, America is nothing more than an executive dictatorship, the balance of powers no longer even exist and absolute totalitarian powers have been concentrated in the presidency. Congress has gladly outsourced its war making and other powers to the executive branch. Republicans and Democrats both endorse an imperial presidency.
The Obama administration wants Congress to grant it even broader authority and more funding to send U.S. troops on missions around the world dealing with everything from terror and narcotics to supporting national governments facing opposition and law enforcement operations, senior Defense Department officials told a Senate Armed Services Subcommittee. And lawmakers seemed happy to comply. According to the administration, the line between terrorism and crime is becoming increasingly blurry. And so, the Pentagon officials claimed, legislation is needed to further blur the line between national defense and law enforcement. More power should also be granted to allow U.S. troops to intervene at home and abroad even more frequently than they already do.
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