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McCain s National Defense Authorization Act passes...it includes an apology and a...new draft?

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posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 12:58 PM
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JOhn McCain has released a statement saying...


“I’m very proud that the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 with an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 85-13. The NDAA is the most significant piece of defense reform legislation passed by the Senate in 30 years, containing major reforms to the Department of Defense that can help our military to rise to the challenge of a more dangerous world.

“The NDAA contains the first major update to Pentagon organization in 30 years and sweeping reforms to the defense acquisition system necessary to harness American innovation and preserve our military’s technological edge. The legislation also modernizes the military health system to provide military service members, retirees, and their families with higher quality care, better access to care, and a better experience of care.

“But for all our successes, I regret that the Senate was unable to debate and vote on several matters critical to our national security, many of which enjoyed broad bipartisan support. In particular, I am deeply disappointed the Senate was not able to increase the number of special immigrant visas for Afghans who risked their lives to help America in a time of war, and whose lives are still at risk today. Too often throughout this process, a single senator was able to bring the Senate’s work on our national defense to a halt. This was a breakdown in the decorum of the Senate, and one that will have serious consequences.”


Now, in here, he talks about immigration. How the poor Afghans are not getting VISA's. What does he not talk about? Women now have to register for the draft. Remember how they wanted equality? Is this a way to prepare for a coming war? Gender neutral talks remember?

www.politico.com...

It will not be able to be vetoed by the POTUS..



Tuesday’s final vote on the Senate bill was enough to override a veto threat from the White House, which has blasted the measure for attempting to “micromanage” the administration’s conduct of national security policy through reductions in the White House National Security Council staff, organizational changes to the Pentagon and limits on the closure of the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Read more: www.politico.com... Follow us: @politico on Twitter | Politico on Facebook


Just thought it interesting with all that is going on in the world.




posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 01:14 PM
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i had a feeling critical laws were being passed while the nation was in hysterics over Orlando.

no worries about Afghan, i have a feeling if our next 'enemies' doesn't come from Asia, it will be Afghanistan.

the next presidency's enemies are being manufactured, revised and edited as we squeak.

otherwise our perpetual war might lose steam and funding.



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 01:43 PM
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a reply to: matafuchs

You turn this

In particular, I am deeply disappointed the Senate was not able to increase the number of special immigrant visas for Afghans who risked their lives to help America in a time of war, and whose lives are still at risk today


into this

the poor Afghans are not getting VISA's.


And yes, it equalizes draft registration. And yes it was done with Congress deciding it overwhelmingly, enough so that a presidential veto can not be used. This sounds to me like a consensus among our elected representatives. As far as going behind the backs of the public with no public debate, I thought that debate was over and done with. That it passed while we were paying attention to Orlando I think is only a coincidence. Is it not a fact that whole bunches of things are passed by Congress while we are paying attention to other things? Like America's God Talent, and Survivor or whatever other event captures the public imagination?



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 01:48 PM
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John McCain the founder of the Arab Spring what a surprise. For once i am glad this McCain bill got vetoed
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posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 09:25 PM
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a reply to: matafuchs

Uhm its not for just any afghan. Its for those afghans who helped US forces and because of that help they and their families are targeted for death by the terrorists.

They held up their end of the deal and the US must uphold our part.

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posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 09:28 PM
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originally posted by: Raven95
John McCain the founder of the Arab Spring what a surprise. For once i am glad this McCain bill got vetoed


Anything to back up your non supported claim? Or are you just repeating someone elses false talking points?



posted on Jun, 15 2016 @ 09:32 PM
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The Afghans mentioned are people like interpreters and other friendly collaborators who directly aided the United States Military during their occupation of Afghanistan following the removal of the Taliban. Their numbers aren't high, and they are likely to be executed en masse when the Taliban sweep into power again.

Not allowing such people entrance to the United States is pretty much identical to signing their death warrants. A pretty grim thing to do to people who risked everything to help you.



posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 12:22 AM
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The state department has been denying visas for people that risked their lives to help American soldiers, there is a family hiding in Germany right now in this position and the germans are about to deport them back to Afghanistan even though its a death sentence...

They risked their lives and their families lives because they believed Uncle sam would be there for them, and now we have turned our backs on them AGAIN... just like we did when the soviets left, did we go in and help .. nope we wiped are hands clean and said nothing else to do here..

Now here we are again repeating history...



posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 01:11 AM
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a reply to: Irishhaf

It makes sense considering the United States foreign policy. The United States does not have allies, only interests. Once these interests outlive their usefulness, they are thrown by the wayside.
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posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 01:18 AM
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They pass an NDAA every year. I don't know why they're acting like this is their first rodeo?



posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 01:58 AM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
They pass an NDAA every year. I don't know why they're acting like this is their first rodeo?


Because this one is YUGE

It's a big deal because




includes provisions that would make it impossible to close Guantanamo


www.humanrightsfirst.org...
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posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 03:54 AM
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a reply to: VivreLibre

Thats been in previous NDAA's so again, nothing new.

When the people at humanrightsfirst pick up a gun a defend against terrorists then they might have some say in this.



posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 04:38 AM
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WTF? They should be getting those people out and the military dogs.

But let thousands of unvetted syrians and god knows who else in! Oh yeah!

What is wrong with these people in the govt?

And that doctor that supposedly helped get bin laden, who is in jail in pakistan.





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