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  •  While the AUMF is still in effect, legally, (0+ / 0-)

    the POTUS still controls the National Guard, period.

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    Since 1933, federal law has provided that persons enlisting in a State National Guard unit simultaneously enlist in the National Guard of the United States, a part of the Army. The enlistees retain their status as State Guard members unless and until ordered to active federal duty and revert to state status upon being relieved from federal service.

    -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

    by gerrilea on Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 07:02:43 AM PDT

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    •  Not "period" (8+ / 0-)
      enlistees retain their status as State Guard members unless and until ordered to active federal duty and revert to state status upon being relieved from federal service.
      The members of the Missouri Guard involved in Ferguson are not on federal service. Their CiC is the Governor.

      “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

      by Catte Nappe on Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 09:03:20 AM PDT

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      •  Would it be dualing "CiC's" then??? (0+ / 0-)

        Same "National Guard" different bosses?  Or congruent powers?

        -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

        by gerrilea on Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 10:02:38 AM PDT

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        •  Situational I think (1+ / 0-)
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          When deployed to Iraq, the Pres is your CiC, when deployed to Ferguson your CiC is the Gov.

          “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

          by Catte Nappe on Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 04:52:26 PM PDT

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