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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 01:32 PM

4. The President sets the policy and the generals implement it

I'm too lazy to find a quote, but that's my impression of what the President has said in the past.

Certainly the President is not calling every shot. His involvement probably lies somewhere between authorizing additional support for a Seal team targeting Bin Laden (which reports are that he did) and deciding which battalion is deployed where (which of course he doesn't do).

He has obviously authorized the policy of drone strikes under particular circumstances. I doubt that the procedure is to get his authorization before each strike.

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