“The Constitution says the President is not allowed to send troops around the world without the people and the Congress knowing about it…”
The Pentagon listing the location of some 44,000 military personnel as “unknown,” while citing secrecy reasons to protect them from the “enemy,” effectively means that the US public falls into that category, former US Congressman Ron Paul told RT.
Lack of accountability on the whereabouts of the US troops was not very surprising, Paul believes, as it had become a “routine thing” over the past years. The situation, however, has alarmingly worsened during the first months of Donald Trump’s presidency.
“The President had stated he wants to keep everything under his vest, because he doesn’t want people know, and he believes its proper policy,” Paul said. “The Constitution says he’s not allowed to send troops around the world without the people and the Congress knowing about it.”
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