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Unity of Command

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In Robert Farley
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On April 19, 2011
Awesome. The first question the British will face is “Whose army?” For they will find themselves advising a ragtag rebel force that cannot even agree on who its top officer is, amid squabbling between two generals who both come with unsavory baggage. The dysfunction was on full display here this week. “I control everybody, the […]

Misrata

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On April 11, 2011

Misrata’s current situation remains a very large problem in any de facto partition scheme: The Libyan port city of Misrata was one of the first urban areas to fall to rebel when the pro-democrac

Bruce Ackerman points out that Obama’s actions are arguably even more imperious than the constitutionally questionable actions of his predecessors, in regard to unilateral presidential decisions to engage in war. As in the case of civil liberties abuses, this is yet another instance where progressives have as a practical matter almost no representation in the […]

Death and taxes

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On April 3, 2011

I suspect James Madison et. al. would be appalled to discover that it would eventually become much harder for presidents to pursue even the most modest aspects of their preferred domestic policies tha

I’ll have a bigger piece about the subject next week, but as I’ve said before, to assert that presidential initiations of military force — whether wise or unwise — violate the Constitution strikes me as being as pointless and anachronistic as claiming that the federal government lacks the power to regulate the national economy. I’m […]
Juan Cole has another argument in favor of Allied intervention into Libya. As an open-to-persuasion skeptic, I would like to raise a couple points. First, I’m suspicious of this characterization of the opposing arguments: 1. Absolute pacifism (the use of force is always wrong) 2. Absolute anti-imperialism (all interventions in world affairs by outsiders are […]
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