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Tarek wrote:your coast guard belongs to your military???
In times of peace we operate as part of the Department of Homeland Security, serving as the nation's front-line agency for enforcing our laws at sea, protecting our coastline and ports, and saving life. In times of war, or on direction of the President, we serve under the Navy Department.
Tarek wrote:thx again...one last question...where is it at the moment? Is the iraq war an "official" war?
We don't have "official" wars any more. WWII was the last one.
Nowadays, the process of actually having Congress declare war is not seen as worth bothering with. Or perhaps having a formal "Declaration of War" by the sole superpower against a pathetic third-world regime is too embarrassing to contemplate.
kurt_w wrote:I don't think this is correct, though I could be wrong.
I just checked. I'm wrong.
Panama declared war on us, if you can believe it!
http://www.military.com/Resources/Histo ... panama.htm
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