Lauren McCauley: Americans Bracing for More War Under Trigger-Happy Trump

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‘It is as if he has discovered the keys to the family gun cabinet’

 The American public is bracing for war now that President Donald Trump has seemingly stumbled upon “the keys to the family gun cabinet,” as one observer put it, after a week of rash and aggressive military action.

The unprecedented use of a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), known as the ‘mother of all bombs,’ on Thursday was just the latest in a series of attacks by the U.S. in recent days, prompting demands for a Congressional debate on the use of military force.

Dr. Gabriela Lemus, president of the Progressive Congress Action Fund political action group, issued a statement Thursday saying that the use of “the largest non-nuclear bomb in our arsenal…to target [the Islamic State or ISIS] without the advice and consent of Congress raises serious concerns about the potential for the United…

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