Walt Helmick

West Virginia editorial roundup

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers:

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Oct. 27

The Charleston Gazette on four U.S. soldiers killed in Niger and West Virginia's late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd:

After four U.S. soldiers were killed in a Niger ambush, several members of Congress said they had no idea that American troops were in the Central Africa nation.

Wait a minute. The Constitution gives warmaking power to Congress — so why wasn't the whole legislative body aware of this military operation?

West Virginia's late Sen. Robert C. Byrd spent decades clamoring against disturbing acts by the White House, Pentagon and executive branch to control combat decisions, robbing...

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