ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT Hitler's Most Dangerous Weapon By Nick Muenchen World History - 1 Mr. Aaron A. Parr 6 March 2014 During WWII, Germany possessed many powerful advanced technologies and weapons. One of these new technologies was blitzkrieg. Blitzkrieg was a new set of tactics which were used to easily defeat opposing armies who were attempting to fight in trench warfare. Germany was the first country to recognize how useful this new set of tactics could be. Germany quickly perfected blitzkrieg and trained its army in how to use them.
He was trying to make our country’s weapons stockpile better than that of Russia’s. During this time, we were on the brink of a very real nuclear war. Reagan’s hard-nosed stance against Russia and all that it stood for was going to take a very unexpected turn, cutting down the possibility of a nuclear war. Reagan’s thorn, Brezhnev died and bringing about the leadership of one Mikhail Gorbachev. It was one of the best things... ... middle of paper ... ...g when you can defeat your enemy with more people and better weapons.
One of the most quintessential aspects of this ideology includes the drive for constant technological advance and strategic superiority. Without the brainpower of the scientists and intellectuals who dedicated their lives to the extension of technological power and the study of international conflict, the Arms Race would certainly not have been possible. These academics not only became the architects of atomic weapons but they were also faced with justifying the use of these nuclear bombs, and creating a theoretical framework within which nuclear warfare might be appropriately (and rationally) conducted. Within this context, one noteworthy parallel between Fail Safe and Dr. Strangelove is the existence (in both films) of a single intellectual genius that actively perpetuates the “science” of nuclear advancement and strategy. Indeed, through the characterizations of Professor Groeteschele and Dr. Strangelove, both Lumet and Kubrick examine the prominent role of intellectuals (both scientists and theorists) in the creation and justification of nuclear warfare.
Einstein, the greatest scientist that ever lived, had figure out the theorems for an atomic bomb all he needed was someone one that would help him make it. America did this knowing that the Germans might have already started. Before they had even time to test it, America let loose this bomb of devastation. The bomb would kill thousands directly and millions indirectly. The bomb would lead to the nuclear science.
Nuclear warfare was put into action because compared to conventional warfare it is greatly more destructive in the range of damage. Another “great” feature about the newly invented weapon is the speed of the reaction as well as the pressure damage and thermal damage being far greater than any other weaponry. The Cold War Arms Race and Nuclear weapons such as the “Little boy” and “Fat boy,” were very significant because they led the way to new advancements and technology during the pre-Cold War into the Cold War. During the Pre- Cold War the Little Boy and Fat Man were the only two bombs ever in the history of warfare that were dropped. The first one that was dropped was entitled Little Boy.
An analysis of Owen’s Dulce et Decorum est and Tennyson’s The Charge of the Light brigade Wilfred Owen and Alfred Lord Tennyson both wrote prominent poetry on the issue surrounding war. Owen was born on the 18th March 1893. Owen experienced the war and therefore he wrote elaborate detail on life on the battlefield. One of his famous poems on the aspect of war is known as ‘Dulce et Decorum Est which means it is sweet and beautiful to die for your native land in Latin. Although the title of the poem is positive the message in the poem illuminates the negative aspects of war and is written through the eye of a soldier which is Owen himself.
The MQ-1 Predator drone would make it’s appearance and change the way we fight terrorism forever. Jane Mayer, a distinguished writer for The New Yorker, explains, “The Predator program is described by many in the intelligence world as America’s single most effective weapon against Al Qaeda.” (2009). The C.I.A had its hand on a weapon that was less expensive than putting soldiers on the ground, no risk of soldier death, cameras that made pinpoint accuracy possible, and the ability to kill anyone they wish with a push of a button. This was an ideal weapon that would be used to dismantle high profile terrorist leaders. But what happens when such a secretive organization, like the C.I.A, is in control of such a powerful weapon with the authority to do whatever it takes to kill the bad guys?
During this time Adolf Hitler was in power, which is where the book starts so we can fully understand the situation that is happening. Hitler’s army already conquered Czechoslovakia and Austria; Hitler’s thugs were arresting political and Jews. Albert Einstein wrote President Franklin Roosevelt a letter explaining the depths and dangers of Hitler having such power in his hands. Most, of his followers were puppets by them he was able to mutilate his followers, which gave him a power most didn’t have. The Bomb Scare is an extremely interesting book that gives us an inside view of how the creation of atomic bombs came to be.
During the show, Bauer has been frequently on the move to give- up various plots. (U.S. Department of State, National Strategy for Combating Terrorism, January 2001-2009). Bauer is a counter-terrorist agent who works out of a Counter Terrorism Unit based out of Los Angeles, California, working closely with the FBI to cease terrorist attacks, across the United States (24 TV Series). Computers and computer systems are the chosen vessel to carry out these crimes, identity theft, and espionage, theft of sensitive information, computer intrusion, and corporate account takeovers. Cyber crimes have rapidly become the number one threat to the United States and its citizens; the progression of these crimes has demanded the attention of US Intelligence.
The Speaker of the House assumes the role as acting president, and coordinates his response with some of the country’s highest ranking officials. Without hesitation Banning, utilizes his extensive knowledge of the White House and specialty skills to combat the heavily-armed invaders to secure the president, and prevent the terrorist from accomplishing their goals and sending the world and its nations into World War III. In our textbook the Department of Defense defines terrorism as, “The calculated use of unlawful violence or threat of unlawful violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological (Simonsen& Spindlove).” The North Korean terrorist group in Olympus Has Fallen known as the “KUF” manages to take down the White House in under thirteen minutes. A four-phase coordinated air and ground assault. Initiating the attack with a C-130 gunship.