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Obama to U.S. Military: Stand Down

an army employee Wrote: Jun 26, 2013 2:53 PM
You missed a part, if NO order from the President is actually sent out the default is for inaction (indeed, there is no other option). The State Department, JCS, and all the rest can do NOTHING until the President directs the action. Obama did nothing (maybe watched, maybe slept, maybe made calls trying to raise campaign money, but did NOT send out the order) so the others, by law, could do nothing. The local commander would still have to issue the stand down for his troops eventually BECAUSE he got NO execute order.