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An 18-year veteran Army doctor heads to court Tuesday after refusing to deploy to Afghanistan. He questions whether President Obama is eligible to give orders as Commander in Chief.

Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin has posted several videos on YouTube explaining why he failed to report to a Kentucky Army base earlier this year to prepare for deployment.

"For the first time in all my years of service to our great nation and to great peril to my career and future, I am choosing to disobey what I believe are illegal orders to deploy to Afghanistan for my second tour of duty there," Lakin says.

In the postings, he questions whether President Obama is a natural born citizen, as presidents are required to be by the U.S. Constitution.

Hawaii has released a copy of the president's birth certificate -- officially called a "certificate of live birth."

A court marital proceeding is set to begin in Fort Meade, Md., later Monday.

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