Military Legitimacy


6 February 2019 – New Mexico governor withdraws National Guard from the border, slams Trump’s ‘charade’

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/new-mexico-governor-withdraws-national-guard-border-slams-trump-s-n968336 The governor of New Mexico ordered the state’s National Guard to withdraw a majority of its troops from the southern border, slamming what she called President Donald Trump’s “charade” shortly before his State of the Union address on Tuesday.


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4 January 2019 – Can The President Declare A National Emergency For The DoD To Build A Border Wall?

https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/01/04/politics/trump-border-wall-national-emergency-declaration/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F And see: 10 U.S.C. 2808 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/10/2808 And see 10 U.S.C 284 https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/10/284 And see 10 U.S.C 331-334 https://policy.defense.gov/portals/11/documents/hdasa/references/insurrection_act.pdf Sent from my iPhone



26 November 2018 – “Was Tear Gas Use at US-Mexico Border a Violation of Conventions on Chemical Weapons?”

https://freebeacon.com/national-security/dem-senator-tear-gas-use-at-us-mexico-border-a-violation-of-conventions-on-chemical-weapons/  NO. NOTE: The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, “Article II. Definitions and Criteria.” at Paragraph 9,“Purposes Not Prohibited Under this Convention”, subparagraph (d) specified “Law enforcement including domestic riot control purposes.” https://www.opcw.org/chemical-weapons-convention/articles/article-ii-definitions-and-criteria Aside from this being a defense support to civil authorities (DSCA) mission in support of…


21 – 26 November 2018 – White House approves use of force, some law enforcement roles for border troops

  https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/11/21/white-house-approves-use-of-force-some-law-enforcement-roles-for-border-troops/ and see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gej9FfbSAi4 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction 3121.01B, Standing Rules of Engagement (SROE)/Standing Rules for the Use of Force (SRUF) for U.S. Forces, dated 13 June 2005 are the result of a review and revision of the previous 2000 and 1994 editions. They provide…



August 31, 2018 – Thirteen Years On: Lessons (Re)Learned From “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Government Effort

New Orleans, LA–Aerial views of damage caused from Hurricane Katrina the day after the hurricane hit August 30, 2005. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA Thirteen Years On: Lessons (Re)Learned From “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Government Effort AUGUST 31, 2018 12:41:15 PM Kevin Govern…


FPRI – Disproportionate Force in Gaza? Context Matters – 23 May 2018

https://www.fpri.org/article/2018/05/disproportionate-force-in-gaza-context-matters/ If open-fire orders were violated, then those responsible must be addressed accordingly. In the same spirit that Hamas must respond to those residents it sent to the fence, the IDF must ask itself whether the response was proportional or if alternative measures (non-lethal) could have been implemented before open-fire…