This is a few days old, and I'm going to be very brief here, but does this remind anyone else of the start of the Vietnam War?
What starts as a non-combat role soon turns into a few dozen military advisers, and then thousands. This is wrong. The idea behind the lag between authorizing military force and declaring actual war is to allow the military to respond swiftly to a direct, time sensitive threat on our national security, not to allow the POTUS to impose his/our political goals on the rest of the world without Congressional approval. Shame on you, Obama.