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Analysis of Armed Conflict

- Not all of these tools will be equally useful in every context, but we will learn to use them all. The exercises that follow will suggest key questions to ask, and will guide us in creating visual representations that help make sense of the conflict. 1. Time and Place: Historical and Geographical Views For historical view we need to draw up a brief history of the key events in the conflict. We create a timeline leading up to the present day, including any significant turning points that have either escalated or reduced the conflict....   [tags: Armed Conflict]

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Armed Teachers and Staff in Schools

- Schools were once traditionally viewed as a safe place for children, teenagers, and adults. The educational setting coupled with community involvement gave no reason for violence to occur in schools. As years progressed, the occurrence of violence in school shocked communities across the nation, calling for state lawmakers and school districts to produce a solution to prevent these acts from occurring. Events such as the 1999 school shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado urged schools throughout the U.S....   [tags: Schools, Education, Safety, Security]

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Armed Police: Does It Work?

- Armed Police: Does It Work. In the state of California the local police are armed to an extent with their standard issued hand guns. From the 1900’s to 2000, more than 14,000 federal, state and local law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty. Just about 50% of those deaths were because of firearms, even though crime is at its low point over the past half a century. Police should be armed because it can reduce crime, can handle more dangerous threats, and can save lives. Law enforcement should be armed, because when police are not armed, with at least some kind of weaponry, the criminal will probably get their way if they are superior firepower....   [tags: Law Enforcement]

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Armed and Prepared: An Age of Defense

- Thousands of kids roam a college campus - and it only takes one. No amount of preparation, staff training, or school-wide drills can prepare the university for something so terrible. This tragedy will forever change the way students and teachers operate the school. One man. One gun. And the sad part is that all of this can all be averted. For this reason, the law should consent to “licensed concealed carry” (carrying a weapon with a license) on campus. If students were allowed to defend themselves with their own weapons, they would....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, gun control]

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Deliberating the Ethics of Armed UAVs

- The development and deployment of any new form of weaponry requires us to evaluate if this advancement is beneficial or harmful to humanity. We must make sure that this new weaponry fits into the code of ethics and values to which we subscribe. The creation of armed Unmanned Arial Vehicles (UAVs) has caused concern among some. They believe that this advancement, if left to its own devices, is detrimental to humanity. These concerns have prompted various approaches, which attempt to eliminate or reduce the concerns associated with armed UAVs....   [tags: Article Comparison, Concerns, Resolutions]

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A Career in the Armed Forces

- ... Generally for most job related to the Military only require a high school education and one can enlist and join directly out of school. However higher level jobs related to the medical field or engineering do require a college education to be able to attain. And also having a college degree upon entering the military allows the individual to enter at a higher rank rather than starting from the bottom and having to work your way up. The standard agreement on a military contract is a minimum of 8 years with four years in the reserves at least even after one has left the military....   [tags: Marines,Air Force, Navy, or Army]

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The Analysis of Armed Conflict

- Introduction Wars can be very chaotic. If you have lived in a turbulent context, or through a situation of armed conflict, then you will know that sometimes it is hard to make sense of what is going on. In this lesson we are going to learn some tools for analyzing the conflict scenario, to help make sense of what is happening. There are many tools that we could use, and some are quite technical. However, we will start with tools which are simple to use, but very helpful in understanding the armed conflict....   [tags: Conflict Management]

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Airline Pilots Should Be Armed

- Airline Pilots Should be Armed Introduction The need for enhanced security within domestic as well as international airlines can no longer be an issue for debate. Bearing in mind the security threats that Americans and their interests all over the world are faced with, it is imperative that deliberate federal measures in terms of appropriate legislation be put in place to enhance the security of people while travelling (Shane, 2007). Of particular interest is the security within airlines operating within the country as well as across borders....   [tags: Terrorism, Federal Bureau of Investigation]

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Police Officers Armed With Tasers

- This essay will aim to explore the controversial issue in regards to whether more police officers should be armed with Tasers. This essay will argue that more officers should not be equipped with Tasers, also known as “Conducted Energy Weapons” (CEWs), and that the issuing of Tasers by police services should be limited to supervisors and specialized tactical units until further research has been conducted on the effects that Tasers have on the human body. Furthermore the abuse of Tasers by police officers will also be argued as another reason why officers should not be armed with Tasers....   [tags: Canada, CEWs, weapon, incidents, misuse]

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Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia

- Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Historical background: Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia was co-founded by Manuel Marulanda and Jacobe Arenas and has been operating in Colombia since 1964 as the largest communist insurgent group and organization with current membership of 8,000 men and women. (Economist) FARC basically fulfills its financial needs through its insurgent activities such as murdering, bombing, extortion, kidnapping, hijacking and drug trafficking, cultivation and distribution....   [tags: FARC, history, politics]

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Pacifism Vs. Armed Resistance

- Davey McKinley Brown HIST 3900 Civil Rights Movements Dr. Thomas Edge October 20th 2014 Pacifism vs Armed Resistance During the civil rights struggle in the late1950s it became apparent that those who supported segregation would go to any length in order to maintain the status quo. Until then, many whites in the 1940s believe blacks were content with the way things were (Shmoop). For the first time, the nation would come face to face to the reality of the violence that African Americans faced on a daily basis....   [tags: White people, Black people, Civil disobedience]

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Armed Forces Internal Controls

- Internal controls are necessary for any business to function and be successful. This also includes the armed forces. Each branch uses some form of internal controls in daily operations to ensure that there are not casualties of service members or civilians. Daily operations are crucial in the protection of innocent lives. To ensure that civilians are protected service members must ensure they follow all technical orders to perform their jobs correctly and safely. Everything from a service member being paid for travel to launching an aircraft is monitored by internal controls ("Financial management reports,")....   [tags: Safety, Launching an Aircraft, Internal Controls]

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Teachers Should Have an Option to Be Armed

- Teachers should have an option to be armed The topic ‘Teachers should be armed” interest me so much because I have met a teacher who dealt with a school shooting and he truly believed if teachers were armed the shooting would have never occurred There have been so many cases of shooting inside of schools, innocent people getting hurt and students and even staff members not feeling safe in school. I myself have met a person who had to deal with a deadly tragedy of a shooting inside of Columbine High School watching his own students’ lives end because of 2 boys who thought taking ones live can make theirs better....   [tags: safety after school shootings]

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Armed And Dangerous : Memoirs Of A Chicago Policewoman

- The book Armed & Dangerous: Memoirs of a Chicago Policewoman is a biography of Gina Gallo career as a police officer. She served as a police officer for Chicago P.D. from 1982-1998. Gallo addresses the infamous “Blue Wall of Silence” by recalling events in which it was used. She offers a unique perspective of her duty as a police officer, she not only tells of incidences and crimes she dealt with but also what goes through an officers mind afterwards. Gina Gallo’s memoir of her time as a police officer follows her story from the police academy to the call that ends her career....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Police training officer]

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Colombia And The Revolutionary Armed Forces Of Colombia

- Colombia is a country located in South America with a status of partly free and an overall freedom rating of 3.5 out of 7, according to Freedom House. While its Political rights score does fairly well for a partly free county, at 3 out of 7, the civil liberties is lagging behind with a score of 4. In the last few recent years Colombia has had a lot of internal conflict between the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Even though the latest president, Juan Manuel Santos who just won reelection in June 2015, has served as a main peacekeeper between the two parties, there is still lots of tension as to who is to be held accountable for the numerous amounts of death....   [tags: Human rights, Democracy, Law, Colombia]

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Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)

- Colombia has struggled throughout the years battling various terrorist groups. The FARC is the most dangerous terrorist organization that the country has continually fought for over four decades. Drug trafficking, bombings, and political leader targeted attacks are the tactics used by this terrorist organization in hopes to gain political power. Their agenda is geared to overtake the Colombian government to make the country into a socialist society. Various efforts and attempts in conjunction with the US government have led to a weakened state of the FARC....   [tags: Latin American terrorist groups]

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International Armed Conflict: The Bosnian War

- The Bosnian War was an international armed conflict that took place in Bosnia and Herzegovina between 6 April 1992 and 14 December 1995. The war involved several factions. The main belligerents were the forces of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and those of the self-proclaimed Bosnian Serb and Bosnian Croat entities within Bosnia and Herzegovina. There was also a very brave man named Bozo Stegic who has save about 200 innocent lives. He is currently 86 years old and lives in Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina....   [tags: breakup of Yugoslavia, croatia, slovenian]

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Rubin Museum: Six-armed Mahakala

- As the protector of all Tibetan Buddhism, Mahakala is an object of meditation as well as the “protector of dharma.” Being a dharmapala which is a type of wrathful deity, his job is to quite the mind and to destroy and help one meditating reach a new level of awareness. His name translates from ‘Maha’ to ‘great’ and ‘kala’ meaning ‘black,’ which is why Mahakala is known as Great Time or Great Dark One, in Sanskrit. On March 2nd, 2011, I traipsed to the corner of 242nd and Broadway, and hopped on the 1 train, embarking on a journey to the Rubin Museum to see the Embodying the Holy: Icons in Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Tibetan Buddhism....   [tags: Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Buddhism]

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The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia

- The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia, or FARC, have been waging a guerilla war against the Columbian government for thirty-eight years. The organization has a Marxist-Socialist ideological base and has been terrorizing Columbia for some time now. The most recent development is Senator Martha Catalina Daniels was shot twice in the head and killed on March 3. Her body and two others were found at the bottom of a ravine about twenty-five miles west of the Columbia’s capital, Bogotá....   [tags: Politics Government Columbia Essays]

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Institutional Discrimination against Women in the Armed Forces

- In promoting freedom and equality, democratic countries throughout the world have been recruiting and admitting women into their armed forces. By opening the doors of a highly patriarchal institution to women, governments are said to be upholding gender equity and equality. However, the enlistment of women in the armed forces remains a heated subject of debate and controversy, given that women, across sectors and ranks in the military, continue to experience institutional-based discrimination. The Convention on the Elimination of all forms of discrimination against women (CEDAW) defines discrimination as “any distinction, exclusion, or restriction on the basis of sex which has an effect or p...   [tags: females in the military, inequality]

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It Should Be Mandatory that All Security Guards Be Armed On Duty

- ... A security guard standing in the corner of that bank unarmed would be pretty pointless. That unarmed guard would not be able to stop the robber from putting a bullet through the bank employees or the bank costumers, nor would the guard be able to stop him from robbing the place. On the other hand if that guard who was standing in the corner would have been armed it would be a lot more intimidating. The sight of the fire arm on the guards waist may make the criminal think twice. If at that point the criminal would over look the guard and proceed to rob the place, the guard could then put the skills he learned through his training to use....   [tags: private security, safety, violence]

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Code Of Conduct For Members Of The United States Armed Forces

- CODE OF CONDUCT FOR MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES Wars should be limited to achieving political goals while safeguarding certain human rights for those who get captured. However, history has proven that many countries do not always abide by these principles. During the Korean War American POW were exposed to brutal torture, random genocide, lack of food, absence of medical aid and inhumane treatment. The American Soldiers were not prepared for this type treatment through their training....   [tags: President of the United States, United States]

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Females and Their Struggle Within the Political and Armed Force Community

- There are many issues within Canada that are controversial to gender policing within society. The first topic that I looked into was the controversies regarding women and their rights and freedoms of choosing prostitution has their lifestyle. A women who chooses prostitution as her lifestyle is usually put down by society due to the ideology that prostitution is a sinful and disgraceful act that should be abounded from society. Thus, there are numerous reasons why women who belong in such occupation are put into situations in which their rights and freedoms are violated because it is not easily accepted in Canada....   [tags: Gender, Harrassment, Politics]

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Is Armed Struggle Or Resistance Against A Government Ever Justified?

- Is armed struggle or resistance against a government ever justified. Armed struggle or resistance against a government can be justified if it is done diplomatically. There have been countless examples of regimes gone badly due to ineffective leadership. Fidel Castro organized an armed revolt, later known as the Cuban Revolution, conducted by his 26th of July Movement. Castro and his allies were fighting against the authoritarian government headed by Fulgencio Batista (at this time, the United States backed Batista’s government)....   [tags: Fidel Castro, Cuba, Cuban Revolution]

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Child Soldiers: Converting Innocent Children into Armed Killers

- “I would like to give you a message, please do your best to tell the world what is happening to us, the children. So that other children do not have to pass through this violence.” These are the words of a 15-year-old girl in Uganda. Like her, there are an estimated 300,000 children under the age of eighteen who are serving as child soldiers in about thirty-six conflict zones (Shaikh). Life on the front lines often brings children face to face with the horrors of war. Too many children have personally experienced or witnessed physical violence, including executions, death squad killings, disappearances, torture, arrest, sexual abuse, bombings, forced displacement, destruction of...   [tags: Child Soldiers in Africa]

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A Nuclear-Armed Iran: A Difficult but Not Impossible Policy Problem

- The chosen article for critical review is the Nuclear-Armed Iran: A Difficult but Not Impossible Policy Problem by Barry R. Posen. The author of the article is a Professor of Political Science at MIT who serves as the Director of the MIT Security Studies Program and on top of that accomplishment, he has written two previous works, Inadvertent Escalation: Conventional War and Nuclear Risks and The Sources of the Military Doctrine. Barry Posen contributes an extensive amount of knowledge on the subject of nuclear weapons....   [tags: Barry R. Posen article critical review]

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Armed Education: Should Teachers Carry Concealed Weapons?

- My recently divorced History professor seemed to be in an extremely foul mood one dreary Monday morning. Every move and comment the class made seemed to irritate him more and more. Everyone in the room stopped moving and talking in concern for him, everyone except Josh, who is our class clown. He made the decision to make a comment to our teacher that any other day would have broken the ice and class would have resumed. For some reason, on this particular day it was the straw that broke the camel’s back....   [tags: Weapons, Classroom, VIolence]

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Geography: The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)

- Colombia Colombia emerged from the collapse of the Gran Colombia in 1830. Since then the country has struggled with internal threats, illicit drug production, and estranged relations with neighboring nations. In a country slightly less than twice the size of Texas and claiming over 46,000,000 citizens, Colombia faces many challenges in its efforts to resolve internal conflict, reduce narcotics operations, improve the environment, and repair relationships in the region. Threats The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is the largest, oldest, and most influential threat group operating in Colombia....   [tags: illicit drug production, FARC, civil unrest]

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When Gangs Infiltrate our Armed Forces

- Throughout the world there are groups that are known for their deviant behavior. These delinquent groups at times become a major threat due t their actions. In the United States they are called gangs. As they are continuously putting the safety of our communities in danger, what can be done when they infiltrate our Armed Force. Stopping gang members and their affiliates from joining the military must become a top priority. And even more importantly, they must be weeded out of the military. Generally, gangs are seen to be in urban areas....   [tags: Crime]

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Political And Social Issues Created By Non State Armed Actors

- My research agenda focuses on political and social issues created by non-state armed actors. As a peacekeeper in Kosovo, I witnessed seemingly random acts of violence spark hate-filled reprisals and expose previously dormant feuds. My soldiers and I understood little about our adversaries who hid among an acquiescent population with shifting identities and loyalties. Furthermore, we were almost powerless to stop this kind of violence, both because of our legal mandate and because it appeared to be enabled by our presence....   [tags: Sociology, Social sciences, Society]

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Explaining Wartime Rape In Armed Conflict: The Great Lakes (Sub-) Region

- Master Thesis Lab Draft Research Proposal Draft Thesis Title Explaining Wartime Rape In Armed Conflict: The Great Lakes (Sub-) Region Draft Research Statement Sexual violence in armed conflict and wartime rape has been part of the spoils of war from time immemorial. A long dismissed inevitable consequence of the conflict is now widely recognized as an important problem of international security. Its ruinous effects on victims, perpetrators and local communities include forced displacement, the spread of disease, the burden of unwanted children, and deeply traumatized populations....   [tags: Sexual Violence, War, Africa]

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If Inequality Is Increasing, Are We Likely to See More Armed Conflict?

- ... How political actors engaged with this base condition of inequality will be outlined below, starting in the 1950s. In the 1952 Defiance Campaign, Africans, Indians and a small number of whites united under the common leadership of the ANC. The campaign demanded the repeal of various discriminating apartheid laws and sought to achieve this goals through boycotts, strikes and civil disobedience. The hope was to cause mass arrests with which the apartheid government would be unable to cope. During the campaign, more than 8,000 people were arrested while violating apartheid legislation, including Nelson Mandela, and Walter Sisulu (SAHO a, no date)....   [tags: political struggles, evolution of conflict]

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Critical Essay on A Nuclear Armed Iran: A Difficult but not Impossible Policy Problem

- ... Several IR scholars, from Europe and the U.S., gain their knowledge from Western literatures and lack of knowledge or experience about Eastern, in this context is Asia, situation and perspectives. This method of research has shaped the inaccurate analysis on Eastern Issues. Also, the experts of IR usually obtain supporting information from the Western mass media which are composed by Western journalists similar to what Posen had in his paper. Most of Posen supporting documents are Western literatures and it is showing lack of Eastern views, in the analysis of Iran nuclear power....   [tags: conflicts in the Middle East, Barry R. Posen]

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The Effect of Civil and Military Law on Armed Forces Personnel

- The Effect of Civil and Military Law on Armed Forces Personnel Before I start this report please note, when I refer to the armed forces, I am talking about the Army, the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy. Whether you are a house wife or a solicitor, you will always follow the British civil law. For people of the armed forces, they must also follow the civil laws but they will always have to follow military law too. Some soldiers, who are sent to other countries such as Iraq and also bound by the civil laws of Iraq, it is because of this that can affect the way in which the armed forces work together....   [tags: Papers]

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Australian and American Female Nurses in the Armed Forces

- Australian and American Female Nurses in the Armed Forces To what extent were Australian and American female nurses treated as professionals in the armed forces. "We have made partners of the women in this war; shall we admit them only to a partnership of suffering and sacrifice and not to a partnership of privilege and right?" U.S President Wilson, September 1918 My research for this essay showed that although there were similarities between American and Australian attitudes towards female nurses serving in their armed forces, some elements of the American War Department were more reluctant in allowing female nurses to serve as part of the armed forces in World War One....   [tags: World War I History]

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The Comanche Helicopter Program

- In 1983 the United States began a program to upgrade the aging fleet of U.S. Army helicopters. What was initially known as the Light Helicopter Experimental (LHX), in April 1991 the LHX program would become the Reconnaissance Attack Helicopter (RAH-66). The program was initially designed to replace all light helicopters in the Army fleet, however, this was reduced to a more attainable goal of replacing the AH-1, OH-58, and OH-6 helicopters. This program greatly enhanced the capabilities of the commander on the battlefield of the future.1 The helicopter of the future would far outclass any helicopter on the planet; boasting capabilities like fly by wire controls, stealth, greater maneuverab...   [tags: The Armed Forces]

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College Right After High School Is A Much Better Option Than Joining The Armed Forces

- I. Attention Getter – Do not join the military, go to college if you can. II. Motivation for Listening – A major controversy in today’s society is there any value for a high school graduate to continue his or her higher education or should they join the armed forces. III. Establish Credibility – According to the article joining the military to pay for college carries serious risks, “It seems it is not just this writer’s humble opinion, but rather a general consensus that joining the military for the sole purpose of GI Bill benefits is something strictly advised against” (Anderson)....   [tags: High school, Higher education, College]

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Jewish Resistance During WWII and the Holocaust

- Resistance: it takes many forms, from the simplest denial to an armed revolt. The Jews exhibited almost every form of resistance against the Nazis which proved to the world the Jews are not that easy to extinguish. The Jews had several ways of exhibiting resistance, but "Organized armed resistance was the most powerful form of Jewish opposition"(Jewish Resistance). Armed resistance is an important aspect to revolting not only because it reinflicts the pain lashed upon the Jews, but it also shows the Jews have the ability to fight back and gives the world the knowledge that Jews do not go down easily....   [tags: armed revolts, concentration camps]

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Cupid is Armed and Dangerous…

- Every 30 years or so we are treated to a new iteration of Shakespeare’s classic romance, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Beginning in 1935, directed by Max Reinhardt with a cast including Olivia DeHavilland and Jimmy Cagney, the show was golden on the silver screen and was lauded as an astounding Shakespeare adaptation. In 1968, director Peter Hall had his go at the Bard’s work in a production featuring the Dames’ Judy Dench and Helen Mirren in a well-received CBS television special. And most recently, the 1999 adaptation by director Michael Hoffman features a star-studded cast of television and film actors, including Rupert Everett, Calista Flockhart, Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Stanley...   [tags: Film Critique]

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Crimes of Piracy Against Ships in the Strait of Malacca (SOM)

- Strategic overview The Strait of Malacca (SOM) is a major transoceanic route that connects the Pacific Ocean with the Indian Ocean enabling merchant vessels carrying cargo of various types to reduce their journey between these critical areas of commerce by over 500 miles. Currently, over 60,000 vessels pass through the strait each year providing a critical link between the east and west. It is estimated that over 1/3 of the worlds trade and nearly 1/2 of global crude oil supply pass through the strait each year....   [tags: Maritime Security, Armed Robbery]

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Analysis Of The Advertisement ' Sense Of Community '

- The media continues to surround us with various advertisement to persuade us one way or another. Although they might be plain and simple to see, they always have an underlying message behind them. In particular, a great example that displays this is the advertisement “Sense of Community” with Dr. Jay Grossman. “Sense of Community” presents us with a poorly made picture of Dr. Jay Grossman in a dentist office treating a “homeless” patient. Some may assume that this advertisement’s purpose is to exhibit the noble deeds and great qualities that he has as a dentist, however, this is incorrect....   [tags: Armed forces, Military]

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Should Military Service be Required in the USA?

- Military service in the United States should be compulsory (required) because it will provide economic and social benefits to those people who are serving as well as create a benefit for the general public as well as nation as a whole. “The United States relinquished mandatory military service after the Vietnam War in 1973” (Kestnbaum, 18). Since then, the idea of reinstating a draft entered the public discourse on several occasions. Its proponents were particularly vocal in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 and the US military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan....   [tags: Draft, Armed Forces]

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Information Sharing in the Army's Contemporary Operational Environment

- The potential of providing information or sharing information with agencies or personnel without proper authorization can be detrimental to the mission and the personnel involved. Working in a Joint/Combined nature of the Contemporary Operational Environment (COE) leads to numerous considerations of security when it comes to information sharing and intelligence productions. COE is the combination or current and near term operational environment variables with capabilities. It is based on the composite of potential adversaries in order to create a wide array of conditions necessary for full spectrum training and leader development....   [tags: army, armed forces]

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Sexual Orientation Discrimination Ban in the Military

- In September 2011, the United States lifted the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which restricted gay, lesbian, and bisexuals from openly serving in the military. This was the first time in American history in which people of every sexual orientation could serve openly (“11 Facts About,” n.d.). This was a momentous occasion for some and not so much for others. Those that have served in the military years were products of the Former President Bill Clinton’s 1993 “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Many soldiers in the military today were privates or lieutenants and had this policy ingrained into them from their first day of military service....   [tags: Armed Forces, Gay]

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Why Concealed Weapons Should be Allowed

- Everyone wants to feel safe and everyone has their opinion. When it comes to concealed weapons, people have become very enchanted with the topic. They have joined groups that share their views like the NRA (National Rifle Association), which supports concealed weapons or the Brady Campaign which is against concealed weapons. When it comes down to it, there are just two groups, one for concealed weapon and the other against it. These two groups have the same goal, but each have a certain path that they would rather fallow....   [tags: armed citizens, concealed weapons]

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Military Recruiters in School. Why Not?

- ... Military recruiters also encourage high school students wanting to join to stay out of trouble and actually graduate high school. The article, “Targeted Lesson,” quotes a marine Colonel when he tells the military’s stance on enlisting criminals. The article reads, “‘Military service is not an alternative to incarceration or paying a debt to society’” (Perry and Blume A33). The military needs people who stay out of trouble, which encourages students to keep their record clean. In addition to staying morally upright, the military also wants students who join to graduate high school....   [tags: US armed forces policies]

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Biography of Abolitionist John Brown

- John Brown, who was an abolitionist, led a group on a raid against a federal armory in Harpers Ferry which at time was in Western Virginia. This was an attempt to start an armed slave revolt and abolish slavery. John Brown was born in Connecticut in 1800 and was raised in Ohio. He came from an antislavery family which added to his want to free the slaves. He never succeeded at any business projects and resulted into his increased debt. In 1837 His life changed when he attended an abolition meeting in Cleveland, this was when he publicly announced his dedication to destroy slavery....   [tags: armed slave rebolt, freedom]

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Englad Oldest Epic Poem: Beowulf

- In "Beowulf", England's oldest epic poem, we find many parallel terms for the things most commonly described. The world that created Beowulf is a world of plain and direct morals and standards. Confidence underlies the trials of its characters and heroes are the ones who take that action with no hesitation or second thoughts. The way in which Beowulf and his kinsmen deal with difficulties is not less than an urgent call to action. It's very rare in "Beowulf" for a discussion on the dilemmas at hand not to end in some kind of action....   [tags: adventures, hero, armed conflict]

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Fighting Fire With Fire

- Past experiences show that when an armed assailant attempts to attack anyone, they gravitate towards a person that is unarmed and unable to defend themselves, therefore, areas that do not allow concealed carry are unsafe and will undoubtedly attract someone who wants to harm the defenseless. In light of recent school shootings, a portion of society, including state legislators have been discussing whether nor not to authorize students and faculty to carry their concealed weapons on college campuses....   [tags: armed addailant attempts, defense]

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Don't Ask, Don't Tell

- The policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” enacted in 1993 created a public argument about the morality of homosexual service in the United States Armed Forces. When viewed through different ethical frameworks both the reasons for and against the policy change. Ethical Relativism: The first moral framework used to analyze the policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is ethical relativism. Subjective ethical relativism states that there are no moral truths which exist universally and necessarily. Truths are only true to those who hold them at the individual level....   [tags: Homosexuals, Armed Forces]

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Religious Accommodation Policy Change

- Religious Accommodation Policy Change All branches of military service can fully expect full-length beards, tattoos, piercings, and turbans amongst the ranks of military service members while in uniform. Senior leaders should be aware of Department of Defense (DOD) policy change in regards to religious accommodations of service members, because of the impact these changes will have on all branches of the armed forces of the United States. This paper will state the background related to the DOD religious accommodation policy, discuss the effects on uniform standards, and provide recommendations for change to the current policy....   [tags: Armed Forces, Beliefs, Expression]

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Is Targeted Killing Justified?

- Definition of Targeted Killing: In a report from May 2010, the United Nations General Assembly defined targeted killing as “premeditated acts of lethal force employed by states in times of peace or during armed conflict to eliminate specific individuals outside their custody.” The concept of targeted killing is not a new term; however, it has only recently entered the forefront of international relations in the post-9/11 world. Per the Council of Foreign Relations, the policy of targeted killing first gained worldwide recognition when the Israeli government admitted to targeting alleged Palestinian terrorists....   [tags: armed conflict, peace, terrorists]

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Macchiavelli's Advice on Power

- When running for Presidential office, there are a lot of steps that must be taken in order to be a successful ruler. Machiavelli, a great political philosopher wrote The Prince, to advise princes of his time on how to rule. Although written in 1513, the advice he gives is directly relatable to present day. With his assistance any president can become a successful and powerful ruler. The basis of Machiavelli’s theory and ideas came from his most famous quote, “It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.” He has a very strict policy as to how a prince should act....   [tags: Politics, Armed Forces, Success]

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Deus Vult: A Tale of an Armed Pilgrimage

- Introduction: What is a Crusade. How did a Crusader crusade. What caused him to seek “holy war?” Is a Crusade a Holy War or a Pilgrimage. Did a crusader only leave to find his own economic benefits. What caused the success of the first crusaders. These are some of the many questions that laid before me when I started my research. The crusading movements are such widely debated among the modern historian that they leave many readers confused about what actually caused the crusades, and what a crusade actually entails....   [tags: Holy War, the Crusades]

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Contemporary Challenges Facing International Humanitarian Law

- A substantial argument which is increasingly becoming a matter of contention in the event of contemporary armed conflict is the applicability of civilian protection during armed conflict that involves non-state actors. This paper shall discuss the contemporary challenges facing international humanitarian law with regards to civilian protection during such armed conflict. It will concentrate on the situation in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks of 2001. The aim of the paper will be to analyze the reasons why civilians are neglected during conflicts and how the different actors involved in the conflicts influence international humanitarian law....   [tags: civilian protection during armed conflict]

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The V-22 Osprey: The Major Challenges, Roles, and Impacts of this Innovative Aircraft

- ... Somehow, design continued. Looking in retrospect, it seems as though the full scale testing of the craft with so many soldiers on board occurred too soon in the Osprey's development. Looking back on this process, it also seems as though the military had so many resources invested on the V-22, that they were possibly over-committed and would not consider project termination, or defeat as the military might view it, even an option. After all, by this time, development of the V-22 program had cost a much higher-than-expected $27 billion when compared to the $2.5 billion originally projected (Baglole)....   [tags: US armed forces, mission, capabilities]

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Letting Go: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

- Anger, aggression and confusion are a few symptoms of the fabled myth of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). An over whelming feeling that devours men and women of the armed forces, but hasn’t been talked about openly until, now. A subject no one likes to openly speak of, due to fear of being cast out as an outsider among the normal people who never witnessed something so traumatic can function in normal society today. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a psychological disorder where the person diagnosed with PTSD encounters various symptoms caused by a traumatic event such as combat exposure, sexual assault or a serious accident....   [tags: armed, forces, disorder, war, event]

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United States Of The United Kingdom

- The United States of America is a country that serves as a role model but even the great U.S.A. can at times learn from other countries and implement it in their own. Eighteen nations, including the U.S. top allies such as Australia, Israel, Canada, and the United Kingdom, allow for transgender personnel to serve openly in their military. In the year 1992, Canada Supreme Court declared that it was unlawful to prohibit individuals based on discrimination on their gender identity or sexual orientation....   [tags: Transgender, Sexual orientation, Armed forces]

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The Use Of Private Military Companies And The Commodification Of Force

- The use of Private Military Companies and the commodification of force places the state’s traditional monopoly of violence in danger of becoming obsolete. Our understanding of the state and its monopoly on violence begins with a closer look at how the state works and the reason it holds such a legitimate grasp on violence. The state itself holds the right to use violence within a democratic society because of the consent it receives from its subjects. A requirement explained by Hobbes (1651:2015) in his text ‘Leviathan’, the state encompasses the territory of the nation and its capabilities and laws are applicable to all individuals which are within this dimension....   [tags: Military, Armed forces, Max Weber]

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Presidentail Power: The State of the Union Speech

- ... There is never a guarantee that one hundred percent of the people will like them, but a lot of people did like Regan during his presidency. With his “Regan Revolution,” he was able to restore national confidence and created peaceful prosperity for the longest known recorded time period (Ronald Regan). This period of contentment made Ronald Regan powerful in the eyes of the public because he had accomplished his revolution and did what he said he would at the beginning of his election. Other Presidents, such as Richard Nixon, were not looked upon so highly during their terms despite other things that they did that were beneficial....   [tags: congress, armed forces, national affairs ]

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The COnsequences of War

- The Consequences of War War is defined as armed conflict between different nations or groups of people. In the novel The Lord of the Flies, the characters face a war of their own. The novel takes place on an island in which a group of British schoolboys are stranded after being the only survivors of a plane crash. The boys have to work together in order to survive and be rescued from the island. However, they are eventually divided because of contrasting opinions and begin fighting amongst each other, which causes them to feel the repercussions of their actions....   [tags: Armed Conflict, Nations, Groups of People]

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The Advantages of Conscription

- It has long been a controversial topic of debate in the United States, whether or not our young men and women should be required to serve in the armed forces. There is proof that compulsory military service would be in our nations best interest. It has historically shown to improve military preparedness, and also has evenly balanced the burden of military service. It also helps to instill a sense of duty into those who serve. From an economic standpoint, there are numerous arguments to be made in support of conscription, including government savings....   [tags: Service, Armed Forces, United States]

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The Military Cover Up

- ... Once women fail to follow the list they are responsible for the consequences; but women are not failing to follow the list, the military is acting against them to fail the list. For instance, Katherine Brown, a pseudonym for a victim whom suffered sexual abuse while serving in the infantry and preferred to keep her name anonymously, failed to follow the list. At the ripe age of 17, right after her early graduation from high school, and after having completed two semesters of college, Brown decided to join the US Army....   [tags: sexual assault on women in the armed forces]

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

- Many people stress every day in their lives, which can be an inescapable thing. People who participated in our armed forces, or who were once in the military probably have had experienced different types of stress while fighting. This type of stress is called “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” (PTSD). PTSD is a common brain affliction with many causes. Post-traumatic stress disorder affects various areas of the brain, which could also affect an individual's ability to function correctly. When soldiers are reunited with society, they have problems fitting in to our environment and are often not offered treatment for their unusual behaviors....   [tags: armed forces who participated in conflict]

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Integration of Women into the Armed Forces

-   Today's military includes women who train at boot camps, serve on warships and fly combat planes. Women currently represent fifteen percent of military personnel, and their presence is increasing among new recruits, up twenty-five percent in the A ir Force. Among officers and enlisted personnel, fifty five percent, or 107, 733 women report some form of sexual harassment. Recent accusations of sexual misconduct against drill sergeants at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, and a separate case against Ser geant Major Gene McKinney of the US Army, have some people questioning whether integration of women in the military has been successful....   [tags: Integration of Women into the Military]

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Airline Pilots Should not be Armed

- After the events of September 11, nearly every American has thought about what it would be like to be on board an airline flight during a terrorist attack. We imagine ourselves on one of the hijacked planes and feel a surge of fear. The adrenaline rushes, the heart pounds, we go pale. If we allow the panic to escalate, we begin to feel desperate: Somebody do something. These understandable feelings of fear and desperation have moved people to argue that we should arm commercial airline pilots. Certainly it is reassuring to imagine pilots as our protectors, the last defense against crazed passengers bent on harm....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mexican Drug Violence

- "Our excessive use of drugs indicates a deep despair in the country. Drug problems are just bringing us that message. When despair is greatest, drug use is greatest: the very poor and the very rich. Barrios and boredom produce a need to escape. What to do about barrios and boredom. Killing the messenger (jailing drug users) has only made the problem worse. It is easier to declare war on the messenger than to do something about the message” (Peter McWilliams “Ain’t Nobody’s Business If You Do: The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in a Free Society)....   [tags: drug cartel, armed conflict, trafficking]

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The Problem Of China 's Muscle Flexing

- The Answer to China’s Muscle Flexing In 2013 China implemented an air identification zone (ADZ) over the East China Sea, which also covers Japan and Republic of Korea territory. Per China’s ADZ, “all aircraft entering the zone must notify Chinese authorities and are subject to emergency military measures if they do not identify themselves or obey orders from Beijing” (Mcavoy, 2014). Many believed the announcement of the ADZ increased the possibility of tension between both Japan and Korea, which in-turn would destabilize the regions security and prosperity....   [tags: Military, Armed forces, East China Sea]

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Gender Egalitarianism in Society and in the Military

- Everybody has a place in society. Everyone has a role. Regardless of a person’s accomplishments though, how and where that individual fits in may be largely a matter of race and gender. Even in the 21st century, many minority groups continue to encounter forms of silent discrimination. It can be sensed in a variety of situations, but is fairly common when dealing with a professional or educational establishment. In spite of this, many minorities have managed to come a long way –including women. It’s hard to believe that it is 2014 and women are still considered a minority group in America....   [tags: women´s role, armed forces, civilians]

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Military Service Support Services For A New Service

- Military Family Support Services For service members and their families there are many resources outside of the military that offer many helpful resources. Examples of these websites are Military OneSource, Armed Forces Crossroads, and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC). The site I am going to write about is Military OneSource, because it offers a very wide verity of resources for many different branches of service and something for all family members. There are too many to list, so I am going to pick some of the phases of military life and resources I think are popular or useful from the different categories to explain....   [tags: Military, Armed forces, Navy, Military base]

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Heroes in the 21st Century

- The question of whether or not heroes still remain prevalent in modern day society is one that has been circulating throughout the world for quite some time. Due to the media’s fixation on aesthetics and “superheroes”, young children are growing up with the idea in their minds that heroes are all flawlessly airbrushed and synthetically perfect and stellar in everything they do and touch, as depicted in high-glossed magazines, super hero movies and commercial advertisements. The media has encouraged us to obsess over the concept that certain people, who we identify as “The Perfect Image” sit on perfect pedestals in which they can do no wrong, as described in Text 1, Lance Armstrong Syndrome...   [tags: US armed forces, non profit organizations]

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Conscription Should Be Brought Back

- Conscription, also known as drafting, is a practice that requires mandatory enlisting into any of the branches of the armed forces. This practice has been adopted by the United States at the very least two times before and from what I can remember during World War II and the Civil War conscription was being practiced. Nowadays conscription is not practiced in the United States because there isn’t a need for it. Now, if you want to join the army you can do so by volunteering. However, there are people who believe conscription should be brought back....   [tags: Human rights, World War II, Armed forces]

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Women During The Revolutionary War

- “Women in Combat” Women have served in the United States military in varying capacities since the revolutionary war. On June 12, 1948 the “Women’s Armed Serves Integration Act” was passed, enabling women to serve as permanent members in all branches of the military. Prior to this law being passed many women served in the military without being able to receive the benefits that come along with military service. More recently the military has attempted to integrate women into all job rolls within the military, excluding those jobs currently closed to women....   [tags: Military, Armed forces, United States Army]

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Combat All Types Of Threats

- In this day and age, war is not as simple as it once was. With new threats on the rise, national security has become a difficult thing to maintain. New technology, specifically drones and cyber technology, and non-state actors, primarily private military corporations, have changed warfare as we know it. It is arguable whether or not these things make the United States more vulnerable or provide new opportunities to confront new types of threats. The first half of this memo will explore how these might make the United States susceptible to all types of threats, while the second half will study how these new trends in warfare allow the United States to combat all types of threats....   [tags: Military, United States, Armed forces, Battle]

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The Operation Of Desert Storm

- “By the 20th century, military organizations confronted the problem of not only adapting to technological changes in peacetime, but also the fact that war itself has inevitably turned up the speed of technological change”. In this citation, Murray (2014) states perfectly that the military remains closely linked to technology and both operate at the same rate. Certainly, the War has always been a demonstration of hostility between two antagonistic groups who compete using all possible means on a battlefield in order to impose its will on the other....   [tags: Armed forces, Military, Battle, Military history]

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Child Soldiers

- Paper 4: Synthesis Worldwide the use of child soldiers is a serious issue. Today there are about 300,000 children as young as nine years old involved in armed conflicts all around the globe. These children are living under constant fears of being trapped in an ambush, landmines or gunfire. Girls are used as well in fact approximately one third of child soldiers are girls, they are given the same job as the boys but are used as a sex slaves and forced to be the “wives” of their commanders. Girls are often infected with sexually transmitted diseases or HIV/AIDS and have great possibilities of being pregnant....   [tags: Children, Armed Conflicts, Girls]

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What are Child Soldiers?

- “Under international law, the term "child soldier" applies to any person under age eighteen who either has been recruited or used in hostilities by armed forces”. (Sinners or Saints). Today, human rights groups estimate that there are 300,000 child soldiers worldwide. Based on the current number of on going armed conflicts in the continent, Africa has the largest number of these child soldiers. Some other regions where child soldiers are also used include Chad, Somalia, Sudan, and the Central African Republic....   [tags: international law, human rights, armed forces]

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Operation Just Cause

- Operation Just Cause lasted a little more than a month and would be noted as being one of the shortest armed conflicts the United States would ever be involved in. Broken communications came from the U.S. employing individuals who resided in Panama. These individuals would work with the U.S. Government to help provide information on neighboring countries that the United States was having issues with. The use of paid informants has been used for a long time by the United States. The technique of using paid informants has paid off, but has also had a negative impact that may turn into something the U.S....   [tags: armed conflict, Manuel Noriega, Panama, US]

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The New Era of Criminal Justice: A Brief History of Unmanned Armed Vehicles

- As we advance together as a civilization, our technology advances with us. Through the development of flight and the ability to us a closed circuit camera system we have been able to develop vehicles that can be piloted without a physical pilot in them, I am talking about Unmanned Vehicles. Usually when people hear the word Unmanned vehicles they think of huge drones that the military uses to protect our troops and also carry out airstrikes in high-risk airspaces. But the term Unmanned vehicle has a much more broader definition....   [tags: technology, patrol cars, police, fbi]

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Just War Theory

- Just War Theory Price reduced due to problems with format One of the perennial realities of human existence is war. From the earliest recorded events of human history all the way through to modern times, human communities have engaged in armed conflict as a method of dispute resolution. While war has been a constant part of the human experience, there has also been a tendency within virtually all human civilisations to limit the extent of war and the methods by which warfare may be conducted.(1) In Western civilisation, this limitation on warfare has taken shape as an effort to limit both the determination of when war is appropriate and the means used in battle.(2) Within the Western moral,...   [tags: Just War Armed Conflict Military Essays]

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