As Senator Sessions clearly draws focus to during this conversation in the midst of a senate hearing, our military is supposed to be responsible to the people of America and our constitution and as such, they are charged with acting based upon the approval of congress. Nothing more. Yet our present Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and the Secretary of Defense clearly voice their opinion during this hearing that America needs outside (legal) approval from other countries and other interests before we can or should be allowed to move in behalf of our own interests or our own self preservation.
Listen carefully to the equivocation and the parsing by Panetta and his yes man on this question by Senator Sessions.
If you don't know who is really running this country and setting policy, then you should listen to who the present leaders of our military believe has the first right of refusal before America does anything. If this doesn't fall hand in glove and clearly demonstrate the socialist world view of this administration, then I don't know what does.