In 1804 or so, Thomas Jefferson dispatched a squadron of warships to rescue imprisoned American sailors from the Barbary Pirates whose home port was at Derna, near Benghazi. They weren’t concerned about any “Cross Border Authority,” so Lt.Presley O’Bannon and a crew of Marines and sailors freed the hostages at the Shores of Tripoli. That’s what CINCs do.
Oh yeah - I hadn't thought of that in this context. It was a HUGE deal at the time - our young country making war on pirates in international and national waters!
"They werent concerned about any Cross Border Authority, so Lt.Presley OBannon and a crew of Marines and sailors freed the hostages at the Shores of Tripoli. Thats what CINCs do."
That's why I love FR! High information voters!