Congress may soon vote on a new declaration of worldwide war without end, and without clear enemies. A “sleeper provision” deep inside defense bills pending before Congress could become the single biggest hand-over of unchecked war authority from Congress to the executive branch in modern American history.
Is the USA becoming the new USSR?[/quote]
Short answer? No.
Sane interpretation of the provision, as opposed to the ACLU’s ‘wordwide war without end’ stomping on a human face forever crap:
‘The specific language in the bill is found in section 1034 of H.R. 1540, which affirms that the U.S. is ‘engaged in an armed conflict with al Qaeda, the Taliban and associated forces.’ It also affirms that the president has the authority to detain ‘certain belligerents’ until the armed conflict is over.’
Part of how this came about - Allen West asks House Armed Service Committee about the ‘Bombay Boys’ Bicycle Club’: