Humanitarian intervention can be defined as the right or duty of the international community to intervene in states with certain causes. The causes can be that the state has suffered a large scale loss of life or genocide due to intentional actions by its government or even because of the collapse of governance (Baylis, Owens, Smith 480). One of the main arguments in the article was president Obamas decision not to bomb Syria after many of his Allies and people believed he would’ve after making so many plans and decision to carry out the bombing. Obamas decision can be expressing in some of the key objections to humanitarian intervention. For example, the first key is that states do not intervene for primarily humanitarian reasons. This means that humanitarian intervention would be unwise if it does not serve the states national interests. President Obama did not want to risk taking a shot while there were United Nations inspectors on the ground completing work (Goldberg
...ople who were not helped, like those in Darfur, because the U.S. ground forces were held up keeping the peace in Iraq (204). He says that the impact of Iraq will be felt and deter interventions for years, creating an “Iraq Syndrome” (205). He goes on to say that the U.S. will say out of Human Rights interventions in favor of more concrete interests, and since the other two major powers also unlikely to intervene unless it is in their sphere of influence, “there is not much hope for humanitarian intervention in the modern-state formula” (205).
The U.S. has been sending troops to over-sea countries to aid the needy, and take certain measures to try to keep our country safe. We want to help the innocent lives, care for the civilians, and want them to be free. We help other countries so that maybe one day they can stand on their own! Power is everything. Power is what controls the world, and without it, you become weak. When we help other countries, that shows how powerful we are, and how strong we are to stand on our on and help! The U.S is considered to be the superpower in the world. Therefore, it should use its power to help other countries in need. Yes, we have a lot of problems with our government,
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.
...hat involve the situation but also the people of the country they are dealing with, because they might cut off aid to a country because the leader of the country might be a dictator the people would have to live in poverty. (14) I think this would be the best position because everyone would benefit from the situation. (15)In the Geneva Conference the U.S should have stayed out of Indochina’s business. The Chilean Revolution they United States should have never cut off aid to Chile for the reason being that the citizens of Chile would live in poverty. In the Panama Canal the United States did the right thing because they built it and owned it for several years and then in the year 2000 it passed it to the government of Panama.(16)in conclusion the United States should keep working on being the leading country of the world and not bring anymore problems upon themselves.
Our country is still suffering deeply from an economic recession and currently has extremely unstable relationships with foreign countries. In this era, the United States (U.S.) is the only remaining superpower, so you will think that America would improve its own economy and foreign relations. Truth is our country suffers from both domestic and foreign problems that remain unsolved. There are budget cuts in almost every area or our government and the government are even considering higher taxes. These domestic problems are still no comparison to the hatred many foreigners have for our government. The cause of all this problems is due to the U.S. constantly intervening in foreign affairs that do not relate of effect our country in anyway in the present or future. To fix these problems, the U.S. should interfere less in the affairs of other countries.
This new threat begins a continued influence other areas of American involvement such as in the Korean Conflict. The United States aided the Republic of Korea “…to promote world peace and general welfare.” As part of the police power it became, starting with its origins with Theodore Roosevelt, and solidifying its role after the Second World War. With the Gulf War part of the reason the United States intervened was to stop the atrocities of Saddam Hussain on the nation of Kuwait. This example of the Gulf War shows that principles from Theodore Roosevelt Presidency and into Harry Truman’s presidency still continue to affect foreign policy to some degree in America today.
Throughout history, the United States has attempted to overthrow corrupt government in other areas of the world and instating democracies such as ours. What the United States fails to realize is that reforms in a country’s political structure do not occur overnight, but rather to enforce these new changes, money and time is required. Sometimes the money and time seem to be more than we as a country bargain for, but I am a firm believer that you finish what you start. Right now the conflict is in Iraq, where many Americans are angry at the amount of money and time that we are dedicating to installing a democratic government after the overthrow of their dictatorship. As a country, we should be behind our military and our government in supporting their war efforts and attempts to provide freedom and equality for the people of Iraq.
... of the possible harm of both countries, we don’t have the right to do so, and we may not be wanted there. Above all, this is a horrible occurrence in our world’s society; however, that doesn’t mean that we have to intervene and put some of our own people in danger.
The United States should stay out of humanitarian disasters when we have no national security interests at stake. We at times get involved with too many world conflicts and it seems like the Unites States cannot just stay out of conflict. We should not get involved unless we feel like we are threaten. We entered WWII because of the Japanese Attacking us. Hitler was always a threat during WWII because he could have taken over Europe and then eventually to North America. If there was an incident like that, we should get involved. We should learn how to pick the issues to deal with. If it is not completely threatening to us, we should stay out of it unless it gets too