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U.S. Military Aid - America Must be a Global Policeman

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U.S. Military Aid - America Must be a Global Policeman The United States military aid given to Kosovo raises many questions about the foreign affairs policy of the United States of America. Now the U.S. is sending its troops to Timor, a small island off the northern coast of Australia. The U.S. has sent marines to Australia to set up a command post for the troops that the United States will be sending to help with logistics, communications, and intelligence. Many critics believe that the U.S. should not get involved in matters that have no direct impact on the United States. But do not American’s believe that all men are entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? If this is true then it should be the United States duty to help those who are oppressed and suffering. The U.S. needs to be a global policeman to watch out for the humanitarian needs of ethnic groups and peoples and make sure that they are protected against oppression. The U.S. must do what is morally and ethically right, the U.S. is one of the only countries large enough to give many forms of help and intervene when interests other than that of national security or interest are at steak. Any person who values their human dignity cannot stand by while innocent people are being killed. President Clinton believes that if we have the power to stop genocide and ethnic cleansing then we must make every effort to do so. In an article in The Washington Times, it says that this “policy would lead to a va...

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  • Argues that the u.s. should be a global policeman to watch out for the humanitarian needs of ethnic groups and peoples and make sure that they are protected against oppression.
  • Opines that president clinton believes that if we have the power to stop genocide and ethnic cleansing then we must make every effort to do so.
  • Opines that the u.s. should be involved in protecting america's interests first, since no one else has the reach and resources to do the job.
  • Explains that the u.s. cannot provide the massive amounts of help that it gave to kosovo in every situation. the australians showed signs of resentment at the small size and non-combative status of the us contingent.
  • Opines that the united states will give help in any way that it can, although it may not be able to give the help other countries expect from her.
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