Can our Soldiers be traded like NFL players?

When a U.S. citizen joins the U.S. Army (or Navy, Air Force, USMC, Coast, etc.), they take an oath of exclusive allegiance – not to the president, not to the Pentagon, not to the Secretary General of the United Nations, but to what??? To the Constitution of the United States of America.

The Constitution is still the Law of the Land, regardless of any laws or treaties or executive orders to the contrary, because they are all subject to the Constitution. When, therefore, the President of the United States issues an executive order which is contrary to the Constitution, which one should take precedence in a court of law? That’s right – the Constitution trumps an executive order!

So… when Bill Clinton issued his infamous Presidential Decision Directive #25 (PDD25), in 1993, it was automatically subject to the Constitution. The fact that he classified it so it could not be read by the courts, nor by the Congress, nor by the citizenry, nor by the soldiers whom it affected, it was still subject to the Constitution.

PDD25 is the document whereby Bill Clinton authorized Bill Clinton (did you catch that?) to place American troops under the command and control of foreign officers, serving under the United Nations, without permission of Congress, without Constitutional authority, and in contradiction of the U.N. Participation Act of 1945.

He then began the precedent of putting American soldiers (and others) under United Nations command, most notably sending 550 men at a time on six month deployments into Macedonia, which had previously been a part of Yugoslavia.

Those soldiers wore an altered U.S. Battle Dress Uniform, which is typically referred to as a “U.N. uniform”. It had a blue cap or beret or helmet; a blue scarf, and a U.N. logo patch on the right (dominant) shoulder. The US flag was moved to the left shoulder, to indicate that the USA is subject to the U.N. (Those who know how to read uniforms will understand this. Civilians would not normally spot the significance.)  Those soldiers were commanded by various officers from various countries. In 1995, the commanding officer was General Ingstrom of Finland.

In mid-1995, SPC Michael New’s regiment was ordered to deploy into Macedonia under General Ingstrom, for six months, to form a part of the “Nordic Brigade”, serving alongside troops from Finland, Sweden and Denmark. SPC New challenged the legality of the order to deploy on several levels. His first objection was that he had never signed a contract with the United Nations – his contract was with the U.S. Army. Nor had he taken an oath of allegiance to the United Nations. It was that simple for him, in the beginning.

It was simple for his commanding officers, as well. They said, “Your job is to obey orders from the officers appointed above you.” SPC New’s answer was, “When orders are not consistent with the Constitution, my duty is to obey the latter, not the orders.”  (See Army Field Training Manual 22-100.)

It turns out that the Army had not bothered to change the rules governing the accoutrements of the Battle Dress Uniform, which meant that the uniform itself was illegal, since the appropriate article in the Regulations governing the BDU states with clarity that, “any article of uniform not specifically mentioned in this regulation is forbidden by law.”

It turns out that the commanding officer had never been approved by Congress, which is a requirement of the US Constitution. It turns out that the deployment into Macedonia was perfectly legal by United Nations authority, but not according to U.S. law, because Mr. Clinton had failed to satisfy the requirements of law – instead he circumvented the law with his PDD25, then classified.

On 10 October 1995, SPC New reported to his battalion formation, as ordered, but wearing the authorized BDU instead of the illegal BDU ordered by Bill Clinton. He was removed from formation and court-martialed.

To tell the whole story would require a book.