On Nov. 13, I appeared on the Scott Horton show to talk about the sorry state of U.S. foreign policy from a constitutional standpoint.
We started out discussing President Trump’s expansion of the unconstitutional, genocidal war in Yemen. I went on and explained how Congress has abdicated its responsibility for war and peace by effectively passing the buck to the president. Instead of declarations of war as required by the Constitution, Congress passes “authorizations to use force” that leave the actual decision-making to the president. Along the way, I also talk about the high price America pays for its endless wars. To close out, we briefly discuss the Defend the Guard bill, which would prohibit governors from releasing state National Guard troops to deploy in foreign combat zones without a declaration of war.