UN HAS CREDIBILITY NOW? WaPo reports that Administration officials are telling Security Council members that the US is going to war with or without their approval and that the credibility of that body is at stake. Which rather begs the question. The Security Council has been in existence since the end of World War II. During that time, countless military actions have taken place. Exactly one, Korea, was done under Security Council auspices. The idea that Russia and China should have permanent veto power over US foreign policy is strange. The idea that Mexico, Cameroon, Syria, Chile, Angola, and Guinea should have any say is simply laughable.

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.