It's much more plausible that the big companies control the government, but I'm not going to open that kettle of fish. So let's forget about conspiracies for the moment, and simply focus on the media coverage: are we getting a fair shake? Increasing numbers of Americans don't think so. Despite the fact that UK is our strongest ally in this conflict, their media has been considerable more even-handed in cov... ... middle of paper ... ...s a "war on terrorism", but kills countless innocent Afghanis because their government refused to give over bin Laden without some evidence of his involvement in the WTC attacks. But if that's the radical view, and the media comments above are mainstream, we'd do well to broaden our scope.
With the United States readily inserting influence across the globe, the Iran-Contra Affair proved how foreign intervention can lead to scandal and disgrace in the modern world. Along with detrimental scandals, the Iran-Contra Affair showed how America’s imperialistic behavior in South America was beginning to catch up. In order to remain a dominant influence in South America, the United States had no choice but to topple governments that did not align with American ideology. Using guerillas like the Contras insinuates America’s cornerstone of doing what is necessary in order to satisfy foreign interest. The Iran-Contra Affair involved the United States, Iran, and Lebanon.
They also overthrew foreign government, when economic interest coincided with their ideological ones (kinzer.215). These factors were the reasons behind America’s intervention in Iran, Guatemala, South Vietnam and Chile to control and protect multinational companies as well as the campaign against communism with little or no knowledge about these countries. Kinzer tells us that the Iranians celebrated their nationalism in taking control of their oil, but their success was a shock to the British multinational companies in Iran. They did not like the idea of Iran nationalization, so they plan a coup to overthrow the Prime Minister Mossadegh. But this plan failed and the British were disarmed and sent back to their country closing down their embassy in Iran.
Action had to be taken to revenge the lives lost and to ensure our national security. Everyone seemed vulnerable now, more than ever. America’s fight against terrorism led to the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, and at the same time America tried to spread democracy in, previously, undemocratic countries. The intention of the Al Qaeda to strike fear in their target population was only the beginning of what they were able to accomplish. Al Qaeda showed the world that their criticism of America’s attempt to force democracy throughout the world was true.
The “War on Terrorism”, does not have a limit of enemies, a location, or a way to end. Many people are ready to sacrifice their personal freedoms in an act of patriotism to help us win the war. These concerns are the greatest potential for danger with this war. In a speech to Congress... ... middle of paper ... ...how the U.S. government got wind of his alleged offer to supply military information to the terrorists. Maybe we as Americans are being robbed of our individual liberties and freedoms by the auspices of national security.
Many scholars agree with what America did in this situation. In Robert J Art’s A Grand Strategy for America, he believed that in the event of a terrorist attack on U.S. soil, America must respond forcefully and that is just what America did. Al-Qaeda’s presence affects the international security of the world. The United States has responded by an effort to “choke off the lifeblood of terrorist groups, their access to territory, funds, equipment, training, technology.” The goal of the United States is to weaken terrorist organizations so their ability to use acts of violence is deterred. With an attempt of deterring the acts of terrorism, it can create a more secure world.
Working with an international coalition to liberate Kuwait and protect much of the world's supply of oil allowed the U.S. to look good internationally, rather than oil hungry and imperialistic. We learned that working together with the U.N. not only takes away financial burden, but also creates a sense of a world victory. Our decision to ensure the preparedness of our troops and those of our allies allowed our men to crush the Iraqi military. We out powered Hussein and kept intact oil-rich Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, which was necessary considering the amount o... ... middle of paper ... ...e have lost allies, such as Spain. One war that was not a success, but not necessarily a failure, was the Korean War.
The US had made many bold moves in order the keep it’s hegemony and to fight off communism.Which led the United states to losing its global p... ... middle of paper ... ...ained, mobile military units used for non-traditional, often clandestine missions ranging from hostage rescues to hunting down wanted individuals to intelligence-gathering and defense diplomacy.” (Glaser) Offer the US’s training spaces such as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), formerly known as the US Army School of the Americas to bring down their cost but still offer the ideology. As well give the US the opportunity to gather information about the countries, familiarize themselves with the terrain, culture, and key officers in each of the countries that might someday operate. () In order for the US to build up this movement and gain support it had to develop many policies around one large one, Anti-Narcotics Foreign Policy. Though one branch of this policy in specific that justified their motives in using cooperative militance.
In America’s case, the military is merely a precaution for all of the assistance and overseas trading we are a part of that involves the nuclear giants that could easily attack unannounced if allotted the time. Though military power outside of our nation is strong, some believe that the power we hold within our borders is unnecessary, because thousands could be injured if a counter attack was launched. Though the arguments in the previous paragraph are understandable, they seem to only think of the small picture. Critics to our power are only concerned with their o... ... middle of paper ... ...on you receive is if you are currently planning a terrorist attack inside the borders. The countries counter-terrorist workers do not care about your everyday convorsations between your friends and family, so they are left alone and set aside while major threats are being detected so you can make that daily phone call.
The end of the Cold War has caused its problems too as new enemies have needed to be invented. This problem has been solved quite easily if you were to look at the United States’ current international footing. A new and possibly better convincing enemy has been found in the likes of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. The U.S. government has continued a policy of convincing the American public of the great evil existing elsewhere to achieve their economic, technological and defensive objectives.