This Week in War Powers News – March 27, 2020

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Are We Sure We Want to Give Trump War Powers?

Everything about the coronavirus crisis looks and feels like a war that is all the more unsettling because the enemy is invisible and immune to brute force. Yet amid all the signs of conflict—declarations of emergency, mobilizations of National Guard troops, the exercise of extraordinary powers—there is enduring constitutional danger in treating this crisis like a war. When this pandemic is over, generations will have to deal both with its terrible human toll and with the constitutional changes it yields… READ MORE.



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Amid COVID-19, Americans Want Troops Home

new poll from BringOurTroopsHome.US, conducted in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, finds that Trump supporters in the key battleground states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania support bringing U.S. troops home from the Middle East. The poll found majority support for pulling troops out of Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq as well as for the peace deal with the Taliban and pursuing diplomacy over military conflict with Iran.

Now more than ever, Americans need the assurance that our nation’s military might is available to protect citizens from the clear and present danger to our public health, safety, and economy posed by COVID-19. President Trump promised Americans when he ran for office that he would bring our troops home. He can maintain the strong support of his base and address the immediate and growing COVID-19 threat by bringing our troops home now… READ THE POLL RESULTS.