He can order the troops into Honduras without the approval of anyone. IIRC he must get congressional approval for any military action lasting more than 90 days, but he does not need anyone's approval to order an "incursion" into Honduras to reinstate his pal Zelaya.
the Honduran situation isnt anywhere near the point of deploying troops.
There's an election coming up. Obama clearly does not want that to happen because it will legitimize the ouster of Zelaya. If Zelaya is going to become dictator for life, he must be reinstated by November.
Now if Obama orders your son to Honduras to reinstate Zelaya, would you then maybe want to have Obama's credentials certified?
My son, and all under arms, are sworn to defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
He swears to obey the orders of the officers appointed over him.
IF this president orders US troops to Honduras — which won’t happen, but, if it did — my son’s duty is to go to Honduras.
Until out of office, this president is the president, and no one has presented evidence that he is not the president. They have ONLY at this point presented evidence that he has not been forthcoming with a birth certificate. (And he hasn’t been.)
All of this hypothetical situationing doesn’t change the fact that those troops depend on each other for their lives, and anyone who takes into their own hands their deploying or not deploying also is responsible for deaths resulting from an undermanned military unit.
Missing deployment is being AWOL.