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We are not suggesting, however, that the United States cannot be said to engage in "war" whenever it deploys troops into a country at the invitation of that country's legitimate government.
We recognize, of course, that the WPR provides that authority to introduce the armed forces into hostilities or situations where hostilities are clearly indicated may not be inferred from an appropriation act, unless that statute "states that it is intended to constitute specific statutory authorization within the meaning of this chapter." 50 U.S.C. ยง 1547(a).
The fact that the United States planned to deploy up to 20,000 troops is not in itself dispositive on the question whether the operation was a "war" in the constitutional sense, since the very size of the force was designed to reduce or eliminate the likelihood of armed resistance.
www.usdoj.gov /olc/haiti.htm   (2527 words)

 Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1798 - 2004
United States naval forces suppressing piracy landed on the northwest coast of Cuba and burned a pirate station.
Four United States vessels demonstrated and landed various parties (one of 200 marines and sailors) to discourage piracy and the slave trade along the Ivory coast, and to punish attacks by the natives on American seamen and shipping.
After the annexation of Texas in 1845, the United States and Mexico failed to resolve a boundary dispute and President Polk said that it was necessary to deploy forces in Mexico to meet a threatened invasion.
www.history.navy.mil /library/online/forces.htm   (12654 words)

The United States has a firm commitment to the principle that the security and stability of Europe are of fundamental interest to the United States.
United States military activities in the air and at sea have complemented the UNPROFOR's peacekeeping efforts on the ground.
As the President stated in his November 13 Letter, "[t]his Administration, and that of previous Democratic and Republican Presidents, have been firmly committed to the principle that the security and stability of Europe is of fundamental interest to the United States." November 13 Letter at 1.
biotech.law.lsu.edu /blaw/olc/bosnia2.htm   (3825 words)

 The United States Armed Forces and American Military History and the Arkansas Encyclopedia Encyclopedia of Arkansas ...
Under the United States Constitution, the President of the United States is the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces.
United States military organization now flows from service arm generals (such as the commander of an Army division or corps), to the appropriate regional or functional CINC.
The United States is a party to the Australia, New Zealand, United States security treaty and the NATO treaty.
kajeroj.freeservers.com   (1434 words)

 A Day in the Life of the U.S. Armed Forces
A Day in the Life of the United States Armed Forces appears on the cover of U.S. News and World Report.
Visit the Press Room to read what the press is saying about A Day in the Life of the United States Armed Forces.
A Day in the Life of the United States Armed Forces is available in most bookstores.
www.daymilitary.com   (176 words)

Proposed funding restriction generally prohibiting the President from placing United States Armed Forces under the operational or tactical control of the United Nations in U.N. peacekeeping operations would unconstitutionally constrain the President's exercise of his authority as Commander-in-Chief and unconstitutionally undermine the President's constitutional authority with respect to the conduct of diplomacy.
Moreover, in seeking to impair the President's ability to deploy U.S. Armed Forces under U.N. operational and tactical command in U.N. operations in which the United States may otherwise lawfully participate, Congress is impermissibly undermining the President's constitutional authority with respect to the conduct of diplomacy.
Given that the United States may lawfully participate in such U.N. operations, we believe that Congress would be acting unconstitutionally if it were to tie the President's hands in negotiating agreements with respect to command structures for those operations.
www.usdoj.gov /olc/hr3308.htm   (2407 words)

 Armed Forces Sports
The annual championship is coordinated through the Armed Forces Sports Counsel and the four Services Sports Branches, and the local NBVC Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) office.
Although the Army and Air Force teams both had a 5-1 record and had beaten each other in their two previous meetings, the deciding factor in awarding the gold was the Air Force's 9-point differential.
By winning the last game of the tournament, the Air Force attained their 5-1 record and the gold medal.
www.dod.mil /armedforcessports   (211 words)

 Rise of Domestic Terrorism and Its Relation to United States Armed Forces
A growing concern among state and federal law enforcement officials, as well as among the general citizenry, is the revelation of the extent to which armed, right-wing, citizen militias occur in the United States and the recent upsurge in their numbers.
It should be clearly stated and understood that not every militia unit has racist or violent tendencies, and that many of them have been formed by individuals who truly believe the units to be a legitimate means of expressing their anger and frustration with a too distant and hostile government.
Although there are hundreds of local and state citizen militias or militia-type groups operating within the United States, there are several that will be discussed to convey the character and potential threat they pose through their alliances and leadership.
www.fas.org /irp/eprint/presley.htm   (16121 words)

 United States Air Force and the United States Armed Forces and American Military History and the Arkansas Encyclopedia ...
United States Air Force and the United States Armed Forces and American Military History and the Arkansas Encyclopedia Encyclopedia of Arkansas Arkansas History State of Arkansas
The mission of the USAF is "to defend the United States through control and exploitation of air and space".
The Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force is the senior enlisted man in the Air Force.
kajeroj.freeservers.com /airforce.html   (674 words)

 War Powers Resolution of 1973
(c) Notwithstanding subsection (b), at any time that United States Armed Forces are engaged in hostilities outside the territory of the United States, its possessions and territories without a declaration of war or specific statutory authorization, such forces shall be removed by the President if the Congress so directs by concurrent resolution.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES November 7, 1973 The Senate having proceeded to reconsider the joint resolution (H. Res.
542) entitled "Joint resolution concerning the war powers of Congress and the President", returned by the President of the United States with his objections to the House of Representatives, in which it originate, it was Resolved, That the said joint resolution pass, two-thirds of the Senators present having voted in the affirmative.
usinfo.state.gov /usa/infousa/laws/majorlaw/warpower.htm   (572 words)

 DefenseLINK News: Photographers Capture 'A Day in the Life of the United States Armed Forces'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He said just as the faces of troops in Operation Iraqi Freedom are unforgettable, the pictures in "A Day in the Life of the United States Armed Forces," are equally thought-provoking.
She said she and her Harper Collins staff immediately recognized how important "A Day in the Life of the United States Armed Forces" would be for so many in this country.
Friedman predicted that "A Day in the Life of the United States Armed Forces" would be treasured by Americans in all walks of life that cherish the freedoms represented in its pages.
www.defenselink.mil /news/May2003/n05132003_200305135.html   (1517 words)

 Sikhs in the United States Armed Forces, Army Reserves, Military Academy, Air Force
New regulations adopted in July 1999 denied previously granted exemption that permitted the wearing of a turban while in uniform.
denial of the Sikh Attire in the U.S Armed Forces.
Sikhs in the United States Military and the Congress
www.sikhwomen.com /equality/social/military/us_armed_forces.htm   (152 words)

 Air Force Association Statement of Support for The United States Armed Forces
For the past year, the armed forces of the United States have conducted themselves with courage and distinction in the war on terrorism.
Our fighting forces will do their part, whatever comes.
It behooves the rest of us, the citizens of the United States and our elected officials, to be certain of our purpose and firm in our resolve when we commit military forces to combat.
www.afa.org /media/press/support.asp   (385 words)

 DRAFT REGISTRATION: United States Armed Forces
Pursuant to Sub-Section 8, Paragraph C of Executive Branch Classified Directive #13334-P, dated 1 May 2004, the Armed Forces of the United States stand directed by President George W. Bush to accelerate preparations for compulsory induction of the adult non-homosexual population into active combat duty in the War Against Terror.
Henceforth, and in accordance with established Federal conscriptional provisions, all male and female citizens aged 16-45 must register for the impending draft.
Please indicate with which Armed Forces logo you desire to be prominently tattooed:
www.draftregistration.us   (518 words)

 CHAPTER 505a* UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
19a-88b re renewal of certain professional and occupational licenses, certificates, permits or registrations which become void while the holder is on active duty in the armed forces of the United States.
Exemption from fees, taxes and fines for members of armed forces.
(b) which exempted residents on active duty with armed forces in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm from penalties re late motor vehicle renewals and emissions inspection, and (2) adding a new Subsec.
www.cga.ct.gov /2005/pub/Chap505a.htm   (126 words)

 ► United states armed forces (army/navy/air force/marines/coast guard/national guard)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
You might know someone (as I do) who is actually in the middle east with the American armed forces.
One of the people I know, although just an acquaintance, is there and has been missing in action since March 21st 2003.
USO - (United Services Organization), made famous by Bob Hope, other celebrities and dignitaries - it's there to help the troops in many ways.
www.webweevers.com /armedforces.htm   (294 words)

 The United States Armor Association
The United States Armor Association grew out of the United States Cavalry Association, established by a small group of cavalry officers in 1885 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
The Armor Association's charter is: to preserve and foster the spirit, the traditions, and the solidarity of Cavalry and Armor in the United States.
The Association is a non-profit organization with over 6,000 members dedicated to disseminating knowledge of the military art and sciences, with special attention to mobility in ground warfare.
www.usarmor-assn.org   (106 words)

 U.S. Department of Defense Official Website - 10/12/2005 - Edition 4
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2005 – President Bush today accused the Syrian government of looking the other way as suicide-bent insurgents flow across its border into Iraq to commit mayhem.
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., Oct. 12, 2005 – Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld suggested to military men and women at a town hall meeting here Oct. 11 how they might answer questions stemming from "growing confusion and some misunderstanding" about the global war on terror.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2005 – The Army was about 6,600 recruits shy of meeting its active duty enlisted recruiting goal for fiscal 2005, but a revamped recruiting system is causing the numbers to go back up, an Army Staff officer said here Oct. 11.
www.defenselink.mil   (421 words)

 DefendAmerica - U.S. Defense Dept. War on Terror: 10/12/2005 - Edition 4
Iraqi Army soldiers with assistance from U.S. Army soldiers of 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and 82nd Airborne Unit are providing security for Tal Afar in order to disrupt insurgent safe havens.
KRTSANISI, Georgia, Oct. 11, 2005 — U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Nathan Guidry is training 16 Republic of Georgia soldiers here to be communications trainers, which will help prepare the Georgian battalion for their mission in Iraq.
Iraqi army soldiers with assistance from U.S. Army soldiers of 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and 82nd Airborne Unit are providing security for Tal Afar in order to disrupt insurgent safe havens and to clear weapons cache sites in the area of operation.
www.defendamerica.mil   (582 words)

 Sigma Phi Psi Sorority For United States Armed Forces Women   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
"The United States Armed Forces are the oldest institutions
We are women who have entered the U. Armed Forces for many different reasons, but in essence, our reasons are one of the same.
Neither the United States Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines or Coast Guard nor any other component of the Department of Defense has approved, endorsed or authorized this product/service/activity in any way.
www.sigmaphipsi.org /index1.html   (348 words)

 Military.com -- Benefiting the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Military.com -- Benefiting the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard
More than 3,000 Air Force personnel are being assigned new roles, and are being dispatched to combat zones for longer tours of duty -- as much as 12 months rather than four.
The pay tables reflect the proposed 3.1% pay raise for 2006.
www.military.com   (157 words)

 United States Armed Forces Rugby
Anyone who has played for a Military team is welcome to sign in, although prior civilian players and 'supporters' are more than welcome to buy a round or two of after-game beers!
I played Marine Corps rugby with the Tustin/El Toro 'Tough Guys' including games at the USAFR Pacific tournament at Camp Pendleton in 1990 (wish I still had that 'evolution of rugby man' T-shirt!).
There aren't new reunions for this unit page.
www.military.com /HomePage/UnitCreatedPage/0,11003,723487,00.html   (183 words)

 US Armed Forces Order of Battle
Submarine Force Atlantic Fleet (SUBLANT) (NB Norfolk, VA)
Task Force 50 (5th Fleet Battle Force) (Manama, Bahrain)
Task Force 56 (5th Fleet Temporary Operations Force) (Manama, Bahrain)
www.geocities.com /Pentagon/9059/usaob.html   (7277 words)

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