As Barack Obama prepares to sign the United Nation’s Small Arms Treaty when Congress concludes its summer session, some have wondered whether or not it gives authority to use foreign troops on US soil to enforce the treaty.
If you wish to understand just what is entailed in the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), you need look no further than Article 15 of the treaty (Click here for a downloadable PDF or click here for the online version). Article 15 reads:
Marine Col. George Bristol is a key witness in the Benghazi attack investigation by Congress. On Friday, the Defense Department has now stated they will allow members of Congress to speak with Col Bristol, who was in command of the U.S. Special Forces in Northern Africa (AFRICOMM) on September 11, 2012. Officials had previously told Congress that he was retired and couldn’t be found and so could not be made available. Now they are claiming that was an “administrative error.” U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) were among those who have never accepted that excuse.