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The War You Don 't See

- The critically acclaimed documentary The War You Don’t See was released in 2010, and was produced to protest the media’s role in past wars/conflicts. The War You Don’t See is a British film, however it consistently focuses on the United States’ involvement in war, and how the media manipulated citizens into supporting mediation in the Middle Eastern conflicts (Hupp 57). The film frequently uses anecdotal sources, and includes some that trace back to World War I. However, it primarily focuses on the recent conflicts in the Middle East....   [tags: United States, Iraq War, World War II]

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The Gulf War ( 1990-1991 )

- The Gulf War (1990-1991) differed heavily from Operation Iraqi Freedom (also known as the Iraq War) of 2003; National Security Counsel member turned Journalist Richard N. Haass details it as, “a war of necessity [,]” and continues to describe how, “vital U.S. interests were at stake, and after multilateral sanctions and intensive diplomacy came up short, only military options remained.” Despite Haas’ descriptions, the implications of the Gulf War, sometimes referred to as the Persian Gulf War, on a global scale were much smaller than anticipated; at the time, President Bush had hoped it would usher the world into a new age of cooperation....   [tags: Iraq, Gulf War, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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Gulf of Tonkin Resolution vs. the War on Iraq

- Gulf of Tonkin Resolution vs. the War on Iraq In August of 1964, Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, the closest thing there was to declaring war on Vietnam. A war that resulted in millions of people dying, and the loss of liberties for a large number of people. The Resolution was passed because the government (and the American people) believed that the Vietnamese had fired torpedoes at a US destroyer on routine patrol in the Tonkin Gulf on August 2, 1964. It was also reported that a second deliberate attack happened against a pair of ships two days later on August 4, 1964....   [tags: War History]

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Vietnam And The Vietnam War

- A lot of people questioned America’s entry into war with Iraq, and were unconvinced of the chances of creating a stable democracy in that country, and have used America’s experience in Vietnam as a comparison. To them, the United Stated bumbled into yet more overseas quicksand; a long and inconclusive political and military undertaking from which the U.S. would be unable to emerge without spending vast amounts of money and blood, and completely giving up on its policy objectives. On the other side, supporters of the war in Iraq dismiss the Vietnam comparison as ambiguous and inaccurate....   [tags: United States, Vietnam War, Iraq War, Cold War]

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How The Above Elements Affect The Outcome Of War

- Throughout history, wars have not always been a linear or predictable process. When looking at current international events, it appears that Israel is having a difficult time defeating Hamas in Gaza Strip. The United States –the world’s main power– is also struggling to find a successful exit solution from both Iraq and Afghanistan. These examples provide evidence that a perceived superior power must not assume they have the ability to win a war, even against a perceived weaker power. Powerful states do not always defeat weaker powers due to the influence of a myriad of factors which either promote or inhibit winning....   [tags: United States, World War II, Iraq War]

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The Syrian Civil War

- The Syrian civil war commenced in March 2011 and is currently at its peak with the influences of several states including Russia, Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, and the United States of America, groups such as the rebels, Kurds, and terrorist groups such as the Islamic State, commonly known as ISIS. The war has become a tragedy worldwide, with the displaced 4.1 million Syrian refugees, the 310,000 deaths and casualties ranging from 750,000 to 1,000,000 . Although Syria has been facing this state of crisis, the U.S....   [tags: United States, Iraq War, Barack Obama, Iraq]

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The Resolution Of World War II

- Since the resolution of World War II, the United States has been involved in over fifteen extensive military wars. Recent wars between Iraq and Afghanistan are being fought over several issues which affect women in both the United States and the other nations. While the military is often thought of a male dominated institution, women are present and affected all throughout the system as soldiers, caretakers, partners, and victims. Transnational feminists often fight against war due to the vulnerability that is placed on women during times of war....   [tags: World War II, Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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Causes of War: Systemic vs. Domestic

- The purpose of this essay is to inform on the similarities and differences between systemic and domestic causes of war. According to World Politics by Jeffry Frieden, David Lake, and Kenneth Schultz, systemic causes deal with states that are unitary actors and their interactions with one another. It can deal with a state’s position within international organizations and also their relationships with other states. In contract, domestic causes of war pertain specifically to what goes on internally and factors within a state that may lead to war....   [tags: rally effect, iraq war, world politics]

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American Hegemony During The Cold War

- Onward: American Hegemony in the Twenty-First Century As Joan Wallach Scott said, “Those who expect moments of change to be comfortable and free of conflict have not learned their history”1. And while history is ever current of change carved across time and nations which transforms and destroys in equal measure, the period following the end of the Cold War has brought with it an unprecedented amount of change, and with it, moments of great chaos and instability. The latter half of the twentieth century gave rise to a widely-shared body of norms and expectations for an ordered, stable world that would naturally and inevitably impose itself on every corner of the globe....   [tags: United States, Iraq War, International relations]

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U.s. Armed Forces Cold War

- U.S. Armed Forces Cold War training on state of the art future weapon systems came to bear in the conflict with Iraq. The Iraqi Army and the famed Iraqi Republican Guard were a battle hardened veteran force, feared by both political and military allies and foes. The United States entered the Gulf War with the liberation of the Kuwaiti nation as their primary goal. The United States Armed Forces demonstrated that superior training, innovative battle tactics, and quick decision-making would easily overcome whatever force you may face across the broad spectrum of military operations....   [tags: Iraq, Gulf War, Kuwait, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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Postmodernism And The American War

- In March of 2003, the United States had begun Operation Iraqi Freedom starting the United States involvement in the removal of WMDs and overthrowing Saddam Hussein’s leadership of Iraq. While at the time of the war, public opinion of the war was mostly positive, as more information regarding the true purposes of the Iraqi War, this approval rating had dropped. Although the war can be explained through a marxist mindset with the capitalistic United States invading Iraq for their oil surplus, Postmodernism best explains why the war occurred based on the news manipulation committed by the elite to persuade the American people to fight the war, when the elites had their own purposes of fighting...   [tags: 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iraq War, George W. Bush]

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The Isis As A Global Threat

- The ISIS as a Global Threat By: Erik Middlewood We have seen a lot of news articles regarding the ISIS lately. So, what is the ISIS. They are a terrorist group called the Islamic State (IS). They also go by the names Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Later, the name was shortened to Islamic State. However, Westerners still use the acronyms ISIS or ISIL. They have existed since 2010, operating mostly underground until the past summer, when they emerged as a global threat....   [tags: Iraq War, Iraq, Islam, Syria]

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The Effect and Aspects of the Gulf War on the Middle East

- It’s the heat of the Gulf War: January 17, 1991, Congress has just given permission to the president, George Bush Senior, to wage war on Iraq. They want to put an end to the invasion of Kuwait for good, and to prevent Saddam Hussein from seizing the oil fields of Kuwait. Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi president called the upcoming war “the great duel, the mother of all battles.” Bush said that “This will not stand this aggression against Kuwait.” But what was the Gulf War about anyway. To learn more about the Gulf War Oil Spill, it is vital to know the context and background of this event....   [tags: war on iraq, bush, kuwait]

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Analysis Of ' Hiroshima ' By John Berger And ' Soldiers ' Stories '

- No one truly benefits from going to war. Everyone involved either suffers mentally, physically, or both. This is shown in the stories “Hiroshima” by John Berger and “Soldiers’ Stories” by various soldiers that fought in Iraq. Both of these stories explain the evils of war and their effects on people; however, one story illustrates how war affects the average civilian while the other illustrates how war affects the average soldier. From reading these two stories you can conclude that they share similar views on how war truly affect people, whether they are actually fighting or just an innocent citizen in the country that is fighting....   [tags: Iraq War, Iraq, World War II]

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War Ethics in Iraq

- Lieutenant Colonel Allen B. West of the U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division is a leader doing what a leader is required to do; to lead and protect those in which he leads. LTC West was charged with communicating a threat and aggravated assault. These are serious war crimes charged to a leader who was undeserving of such implications. The villains here are the politicians who prevent soldiers like LTC West from efficiently fighting the war in Iraq. LTC West a battalion officer in Iraq during on or about January of 2003 to October of 2003; made a controversial decision....   [tags: Ethics]

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The Bush Administration's Relation With Iraq Prior to Iraq's Invasion of Kuwait

- The Bush Administration's Relation With Iraq Prior to Iraq's Invasion of Kuwait Prior to the August 2, 1990 invasion of Kuwait on the part of Iraq, the United States had questionable relations with Iraq dictator, Saddam Hussein, to say the least. In retrospect, which is inherently advantageous as a 20/20 perspective, questions remain unanswered as to whether or not the United States was too appeasing to Saddam Hussein in the years, months, and days leading up to that early August morning. There remains to this day lingering questions as to the role that the US Ambassador to Iraq, April Glaspie, played in conveying the Administration's message to the Iraqi leader....   [tags: War Military George Bush Iraq Essays]

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The Nature And Character Of War Since Ancient Time

- In the quest for a broader and deeper understanding of war, many strategic theorists have tried to explain the nature and character of war since ancient time. Even though most of these established theories are still relevant in the current era, this paper argues that Kautiliya with his theory laid out in the science of Arthashatra is the one that best explains the nature and character of war in the Twenty-First century. According to this theory, the leader’s duties comprised the internal administration of the country, protection of state from any external attack, the rule of law and order and the welfare of the people ....   [tags: 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iraq War, 21st century]

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War and Deception - President George Bush and President Lyndon Johnson

- The responsibilities of a presidential administration to the United States should be easily defined, but in many instances have come to be uncertain. There are two wars over the last century that have compromised the American reputation, as well as the integrity of our people. On these two occasions the intentions of our president have been something different than publicized to the country. The United States as a whole was deceived by two particular leaders and their administration. Through propaganda, selective speech, and exaggerated evidence, Presidents Lyndon Johnson and George W....   [tags: Vietnam War, Iraq War]

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Use of False Analogies in Public Discourse Concerning the Iraq War

- " Iraq is no diversion. It is a place where civilization is taking a decisive stand against chaos and terror, we must not waiver," said President George W. Bush in favor of the Iraq War of 2003. When considering the rhetoric used by those to gain support for the war and by those to oppose the war, it is clear that both sides tried to use historical analogy to argue for their side. While the proponents of the war argued that the Iraq War was comparable to World War II, the opponents argued that it was comparable to Vietnam....   [tags: use of historical analogy]

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Fahrenheit 9 / 11, By Michael Moore

- Presidents and other people of high power have the ability to do many things that some may disagree with and walk away with very minimal consequences. In the movie Fahrenheit 9/11, Michael Moore, shows how George W. Bush manipulates his power to fool the American people and enter into an unnecessary war. “There are some who feel like that if they attack us that we may decide to leave prematurely. They don 't understand what they are talking about if that 's the case... There are some who feel… that they can attack us there....   [tags: Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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The Persian Gulf War Was NOT Iraq's Fault

- At 2:00 A.M. (local time) on August second 1990, Saddam Hussein sent the Iraqi military across the border into Kuwait, and sparked a war whose repercussions are still being felt. Today what eventually became known as the Persian Gulf War, featured the largest air operation in history; and a senseless destruction paralleled only to Danzig or Hiroshima. Even though Saddam was the one who physically invaded Kuwait, is balking at United Nations resolutions, and is generally known as a tyrant....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Soft Spots : A Marine 's Memoir Of Combat And Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

- In Soft Spots: A Marine’s Memoir of Combat and Post-traumatic stress disorder, Sargent Clint Van Winkle participated in one of the bloodiest wars in Iraq. Sargent Winkle signed up to protect his country, without truly understanding the reason for the war. He did not know what to expect, what was going to happen, exactly who it was going to happen to, but courageously he was out there waiting on an answer that in fact was never revealed. However, Winkle was a part of that war, which made him agree with the terms that led....   [tags: Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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The Syrian Civil War

- The Syrian civil war, unlike any other Arab Spring revolution, has been going on for a long time now. It had caused huge number of deaths as well as displacements. Per the United Nations and reported by Aljazeera news outlet titled “Syria death toll: UN envoy estimates 400,000 killed”, the civil war laid, since its beginning, more than 400 thousand casualties. The United Nations Refugee Agency estimates the number of the Syrian refugees outside of Syria that are forced to refuge because of the war to be around 4.8 million Syrians, this number excludes the people displaced within Syria because of the Civil War....   [tags: United States, Canada, Vietnam War, Iraq War]

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Summary Of ' Bodies ' By Phil Klay

- Redeployment, a national book award winner by author Phil Klay it is a powerful informative book about the Iraq war. It is compose of twelve incredible stories. The most memorable story for me is title “Bodies.” The title got my attention emotionally and logically. Making sense of life to readjust in the civilian world is the main theme of the story, which I believed it is a struggle to find direction to continue to live life and not just existed. Manipulation was another theme that maked the process of connecting with people less stressful....   [tags: Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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A War Based On The United States

- Moreover, it’s only gotten worse since then. Granted, there was a spot of hope after 9/11 when we “pledge[d] to hunt down and root out those who would slaughter innocents in the name of intolerance” (Obama ¶3). We were united then in our outrage at Al-Qaeda’s savage cruelty and disregard for human life, but we soon returned to our scheduled programming of the national chasm. At the launch of Operation Iraqi Freedom, we became divided both domestically and internationally as we launched “a war based not on reason but on passion, not on principle but on politics” in the eyes of then-Senator Barack Obama (¶5), who saw that “an invasion of Iraq without a clear rationale and strong international...   [tags: Human rights, United States, Iraq War]

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Wikileaks Is A Not For Profit Journalistic Enterprise

- WikiLeaks WikiLeaks is a not for profit journalistic enterprise that publishes secret information, news leaks, and classified media from worldwide digital sources. The organization provides a mechanism for authors to anonymously publish secret corporate and government material to a secure server, and to remain anonymous even to the publisher. Its fame comes from the release of hundreds of thousands of documents related to the histories of the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as thousands of U.S....   [tags: Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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Use of Propaganda the U.S. War in Iraq

- Use of Propaganda the U.S. War in Iraq The word “propaganda” comes from the Vatican. The phrase “congregatio de propaganda fide” (The congregation for the propagation of the faith) was used to support the catholic faith in response to the Protestant Reformation (Labash, 20 Dec, 2001). Propaganda is everywhere and has been around for a long time. Every newspaper, magazine, news channel, radio station, advertisement, or any other types of mass media contain elements of propaganda. Propaganda is often given a negative connotation due to its history of power and control; as in the Hitler’s regime, but in reality the definition is very simple....   [tags: Journalism Reporting]

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How War Can Be An Act Of Violence

- To begin it is perhaps necessary to define the term war. It is described by von Clausewitz as “an act of violence intended to compel our opponent to fulfil our will.” (von Clausewitz, 2006, p. 141) This historical quote describes how war can be an act of violence that causes others to conform to ideas encouraged by another. To further enhance the definition, it can be seen that war must include two or more states or non-state actors and a substantial amount of deaths must occur to define war. This is reflected by Osterhammel and Petersson who say war is “global rivalries between armed forces, nation states, national economies, or even entire civilizations.” (Osterhammel & Petersson, 2003, p....   [tags: World War II, War, Iraq War, United States]

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Is American Foreign Policy in the Middle East from 1945-2003 Driven by Their Desire for Oil?

- It was the Americans have called the Berber areas of the Mediterranean Sea the "Middle East" for the first time. And it if this region that became bound the United States- from its revolutionary origins to their strange relationship based on fascination, confrontations and complex collaboration. When at the end of 1914, British soldiers were protecting Iraqi oil supplies from Persia, the United States of American had little interest in the Middle Eastern resources or any imperial designs in the region....   [tags: the Iraq war, international relations]

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Pericles Funeral Orations And Its Impact On The American Civil War

- It is perhaps one of the greatest unspoken truths that tragedy can be used to advance the positions and agendas of a group or a singular individual. Whether this agenda is good or bad for the populus is something that is indeterminate and varies from situation to situation. This action is not a modern creation however, as Pericles funeral orations clearly exhibit a political agenda. Specifically Pericles is pushing a military agenda which takes the form of a rally cry to whip the sadness of the populus into a anger against the Peloponnesian League and specifically the city state Sparta....   [tags: United States, Abraham Lincoln, Iraq War]

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The Religious Conflict Of The Middle East

- For many years now there has been a ginormous religious conflict in the Middle East. Some say we shouldn’t intervene and others say we should. This huge religious conflict has been an ongoing war and is now getting a lot worse. ISIS, also known as ISIL or the Islamic state, a group of radical sunni Muslim jihadists are the main reason why there is a religious war happening in the middle east. The united states have been at war in Iraq for the past decade and now that the president of the U.S withdrew our military troops out of the Islamic state, it wouldn’t be worth it to send them back....   [tags: Iraq War, United States]

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The United States Army Medal Of Honor

- Blue Spaders Palmam Qui Meruit Ferat- Let Him Bear The Palm Who Has Won It The 26th Infantry Regiment is widely known for their actions and participation of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2006 to 2008. The 26th Infantry Regiment is currently assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. The unit has been involved in many conflicts and wars since their activation. During their deployment of Operation Iraqi Freedom a brave soldier of the 26th Infantry Regiment was award the United States Army Medal of Honor....   [tags: Iraq War, United States]

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The Fight For Land And Its Ensueing Struggle

- Question 1 Throughout history, the fight for land and its ensueing struggle, has long been a precurresor for conflict. An "unclaimed" terrrority can quickly turn allies into enemies overnight. Such is the case, with both the countries of Argentina and Chile. In the early 1800s, Argentina and Chile fought side by side for independence against Spain. However, ever since then, conflict has been steadily brewing ("Winds of War" Patagonia, 2015). The main contributing reason for the conflict between them, is due to contiguity....   [tags: United States, Iraq War]

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Conscience in War

- You’re in an unstable bunker that goes to only the top of your shoulders. You’re in Iraq, a land you have studied yet still feel as unfamiliar with as a never-ending desert. Your drill sergeant is screaming at you to fire at your enemies. You freeze. This was not what you remember signing up for. You came to this foreign land because you wanted to defend yourself and because you love America. When aiming at stationary targets not firing back, you felt in control. You didn’t really think about what you are doing then....   [tags: war, Conscience, Iraq, ]

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World War I And The War

- World War Two in Europe started on third September 1939, when the Prime Minister of Britain, Neville Chamberlain, announced war on German; it included a considerably lot of the world 's nations. It was begun by Germany in a ridiculous assault on Poland. England and France pronounced war on Germany after Hitler had declined to prematurely end his attack of Poland. On 15 August 1945 Japan surrendered, with the surrender reports at last marked on board the deck of the American ship USS Missouri on 2 September 1945, finishing the war....   [tags: United States, Al-Qaeda, Iraq, World War II]

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Enhancing Cooperation and Strengthening the United Nations

- Administration efforts in enhancing cooperation and strengthening the United Nations are in the national interest of the United States. These efforts allow the United States to diminish its recent reputation as the sole global problem-solver acting unilaterally, decrease the strain on the United States’ budget to fund global initiatives and enhance the United States’ ability to exert its ‘soft power’ in international affairs. Issues facing the United States global in nature, as most if not all problems affect every nation around the world whether directly or indirectly....   [tags: Iraq war, international community]

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The United States As A Angel Power

- The decade of the 1890s begins with the ability of the United States as a angel power. It was a angel adeptness in some bureau throughout the 19th century. At the changeabout of the century, the US became the pre-eminent adeptness on face of earth. Adopted relations are abominable circuitous and controversial. One acquire to acquire bookish and airy contacts with added nations; agreeable and cultural contacts if time is available. Understanding adopted abode requires analysis, analytic thinking....   [tags: United States, Iraq War]

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The Anti Propaganda War Against Terrorism

- In this essay, Michael Apple focuses on the complex patriotic discourses that swept the United States post September 11, 2001. The patriotic zeal, a propaganda war against terrorism, flooded the nation and anyone not exhibiting such sentiments were viewed as non-patriotic, a traitor, and worse, a terrorist. In the aftermath of the horrific act of terrorism, even school children were place on the frontlines of the propaganda war against terrorism through an influx of legislation compelling schools to instill patriotism....   [tags: United States, The Star-Spangled Banner, Iraq War]

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The War Of The Cold War

- Ever since the start of the Cold War, The United States has had some sort of involvement in the Middle East. However, the difference between now and the 1940’s is that the United States no longer has an immediate interest in this part of the world. The Cold War Era required U.S. assistance in Middle Eastern affairs for several reasons including the attempt to contain or eliminate Soviet influence over the region, overseeing that gas and oil extracted from the Middle East was allocated to world markets, and to protect Israel....   [tags: United States, Cold War, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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Media As A Military Outlet Post 9 / 11

- The increasing role of media as a military outlet post 9/11 has led many political scientists to address the War on Terror as a war of words. Western and Arab news outlets, across the political spectrum, have portrayed interrelated and sequentially organized stories to weave certain ideological desires within their target audiences, to achieve specific objectives. In political science discourses, these stories are referred to as “narratives”. This paper will explore narratives documented by Western and Arab media through a critical examination of “Control Room”, a documentary by film maker Jehane Noujaim....   [tags: Iraq, Iraq War, United States]

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The Effects of War on a Person

- When asked how he felt about the deaths of 9 /11, Pablo Sequera , a 22 year old US army soldier in Iraq said "I wanted to bomb the fuck out of every single one of them towel heads". Now fighting in Iraq he says he has grown more sympathy and understanding toward Middle Eastern people. "Actually being up close, watching how they live every day in violence, has given me even more ambition to help them gain freedom" said Sequera. War will always change a person whether it's physically or mentally, a soldier never leaves the way he came in....   [tags: War Cause Effect Iraq]

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The Threat Of The Terrorist Organization

- There is no question that the terrorist organization ISIS has become a threat to the United States. The group was created in 2003 after the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. Following the invasion, the Iraqi Armed Forces was then disbanded by the U.S. In doing so, it created a group that had hostile feelings towards the West. Angela Keaton, the founder of, said that ISIS is “entirely a creation of the United States’ behavior in Iraq (Cockburn, 2014). The organization was officially formed when the former, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed....   [tags: Iraq, Iraq War, United States]

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Fahrenheit 9 / 11 By Michael Moore

- On September 11, 2001, two planes hit the Twin Towers in New York City, sending a state of devastation and fear across the globe. In 2004, President Bush announced to his Nation that America was starting a war in Iraq, in order to free the Iraqi’s. The mainstream media provided the public with a sensationalised and sanitised version of these events, requiring people to seek other media sources for an alternative view of the situation, and often finding the truth. Michael Moore released his documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11” in 2004, and critiqued the Bush Administration for their unnecessary invasion of Iraq....   [tags: Iraq War, Iraq, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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War in Iraq

- Self-improvement. When I finished highscool in Ukraine, my mother taught me one very important lesson. She said: “Self-improvement is a key for your success”. In 1998 I got a bachelor degree in Child Education. I took me two years to complete a school program. During my school years I went through difficult times. There were moments when I wanted to drop out of school, but I always remembered my mother’s words about continual self-improvement. Now, after all, I am really proud of my achievements....   [tags: essays research papers]

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war on iraq

- Police line streets of Benton Harbor after nights of riots Residents outraged by deadly police chase Wednesday, June 18, 2003 Posted: 8:57 PM EDT (0057 GMT) State and local police make their presence felt Wednesday in Benton Harbor, Michigan. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Story Tools -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RELATED • Interactive: Benton Harbor riots • Map: Benton Harbor, Michigan -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • CNN Access: Mayor: Police relationship unkind to citizens VIDEO Bullets, fire and rage on the streets of Be...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Environmental Disasters of War

- The Environmental Disasters of War The war in Iraq is a battle that will have many aftereffects. The land, air and water will no doubtingly be targeted. It is inevitable that the war will tale no toll on the environment. The use of weapons of mass destruction is one of the causes for the disastrous outcome that may occur from the war. They contain many hazardous chemicals that will target the environment and cause waste products to be contained in the atmosphere. Weapons of mass destruction will also destroy the layout of the environment, as bombings will destroy many of the earth’s natural resources....   [tags: Iraq War Environment Damage Essays]

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Lucifer At The Starlite By Kim Addonizio

- According to the PewResearchCenter, about 70.6% of Americans are Christian. This shows that more than 50% of Americans believe in Jesus. Similarly, more than 50% of Americans believe that Lucifer, the fallen angel is the Devil. Kim Addonizio writes a poem, in which she speaks about Lucifer the devil. She writes in Lucifer’s persona in which he explains why he should take over God’s role. In the poem, “Lucifer at the Starlite” by Kim Addonizio, she proposes the idea that Lucifer the Devil is taking over God’s role through the use of controversial topics and symbols to relate to the reader....   [tags: Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iraq, Devil]

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The Deployment Of The 2007 Troop Surge

- The US military contributed to stability primarily through the implementation of the 2007 troop surge followed by capitalising on its success in order to provide security for Iraq. To explain how this helped stabilise Iraq, this essay will be focusing on the key aspects of the surge such as the change from COIN to a hearts and minds focused approach of defending the civilian population. The training, supplying and support of the ISF so they can handle the threats of the future. Handing over control of provinces to the Iraqi government and ISF, and military operations against certain enemies that threatened the stability of Iraq, such as al-Qaeda and Shia militias....   [tags: Iraq, Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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Military Planning And Execution Of Operation Iraqi Freedom

- The operational design provides a framework to analyze the performance of military planners and commanders during the planning and execution of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). The civilian leadership, military planners and commanders failed to focus on the strategic ends, failed to understand the operational environment, and only partially define the problem. The initial operational approach inadequately planned for Phase IV operation. The correct reframing did not occur until 2006. A positive aspect of the debacle to the OIF planning and execution is the improvement in current joint planning policy and doctrine....   [tags: Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iraq]

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The Heart Wrenching Tale Of Jason Poole

- It’s hard for civilians to see what veterans had to face and still do even after all is said and done. The rhetorical strategies that contribute to Grady’s success in this article is appealing to the reader’s emotions through the story of Jason Poole. Denise Grady’s “Struggling Back From War’s Once Deadly Wounds” acts as an admonition for the American public and government to find a better way to assist troops to land on their feet post-war. Grady informs the reader on the recent problems risen through advancements in medical technology and how it affected the futures of all the troops sent into the Iraq war....   [tags: Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iraq]

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Summary Of ' Here Bullet ' By Brian Turner

- Turner, Brian. Here, Bullet. Farmington, Me.: Alice James, 2005. Print. “Here bullet” is a poem by Brian Turner in which the persona is struggling to coup with the situation in which he finds himself. In this poem the persona is able to establish the low point in which they have reached with lines such as “If a body is what you want, / Then here is bone and gristle and flesh.” (LL 1-2). This line establishes right from the onset of the poem that the persona is at wits in. The poem could leave a first time reader of it wondering how the persona reached this point....   [tags: Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iraq]

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Propaganda From A Mile Away By Jessica Lynch

- Many people today have learned to spot propaganda from a mile away, but only when that propaganda is coming from a land thousands of miles away. Often times, our fellow comrades tend to ignore the fact that the United States is a powerful government capable of manipulation. The Pentagon has shown how through mass media that even people of the U.S can be victims of Propaganda. The story of Jessica Lynch was one such story where the pentagon was caught highly exaggerated the capturing and rescuing of Lynch (Tran)....   [tags: Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iraq]

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The Squash Games By James Joyce, Ian Mcewan

- Very few novels occur over a single day, with the notable exceptions of Ulysses by James Joyce, and Ian McEwan’s Saturday. When using this as a device, every detail of the story must serve a specific purpose, thematically or otherwise. An example might include using a character or event to represent a recurring theme. McEwan, in particular, enjoys exploring how the public affects the personal, as seen in his article “Beyond Belief”. Throughout, he constantly refers to his personal reaction; sitting “hungrily, ghoulishly” in front of the television “in a state of sickened wonderment” (“Beyond Belief”)....   [tags: Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iraq, Novel]

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The Threat Of Hidden Nuclear Weapons

- Invasion To wage war means both to kill the innocent and to allow oneself to be innocently killed. . . (Einstein, 2010). Wars have been a part of human culture for so long, that the aforementioned has become a part of the human genealogy. It seems as if human beings do not acknowledge other ways of communicating their differences and creating solutions that would benefit all stakeholders. In most instances, the stronger, more powerful countries take the battle to their adversaries, and one war always leads to another....   [tags: Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iraq]

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Will They Ever Trust Us Again?

- “Will they ever trust us again?” – Michael Moore- 2004 I choose this book because in the book we learned about how one mother struggle to cope with the death of her son. Her son was killed while on duty serving for our country. This book consists of numerous letters’ soldier’s send to their families while they were on duty. The book focuses on what the soldier’s are struggling with and their experience experiences. It also focuses on how their families at home are dealing with them not being home....   [tags: Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iraq, Baghdad]

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The United States : Ethical Lens

- Ethical Lens By: Luke Ross Ever since the terrorist attacks of 9/11 in 2001, the U.S. has been very cautious of Iraq. Iraq is a country in western Asia that borders Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest, and Syria to the west. The capital is Baghdad and the largest ethnic groups are Arabs and Kurds. Our nation wants to do everything we can that will result in the best outcomes for both of our countries. This includes occupying Iraq with U.S....   [tags: Iraq War, Iraq, 2003 invasion of Iraq, Gulf War]

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The Saddam Hussein From Power

- In 2003, President George Walker Bush and his administration sent the United States military to war in Iraq to overthrow Saddam Hussein, Iraq’s ruler and dictator, who murdered over 600,000 innocent people, and “...used chemical weapons to remove Kurds from their villages in northern Iraq…” (Rosenberg 2). According to the Department of Defense’s website, the war removed Saddam Hussein from power, ending an era when “Iraqis had fewer rights than when its representatives signed the Human Rights Declaration in 1948” (1)....   [tags: George W. Bush, Iraq War, Iraq]

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We Must Promote Better Human Intelligence

- Wanting to stop ISIS through air strikes in Syria and Iraq, is like trying to make a cake just with the batter, but without the baking. Sending combat troops on ground would represent the baking part; ISIS ultimately getting defeated. On the military hearing General Lloyd Austin, U.S Central Commander, expressed that with the increase of ground troops, “we could develop better human intelligence, provide more advice and assist teams at various levels, increase our assistance on providing help with logistical issues, and increase some elements of the special operation footprint” (Senate Armed Services Committee 2016)....   [tags: Iraq War, Iraq, Vietnam War, Combat]

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America's Contribution to Terrorist Attacks

- Can acts of terrorist violence be morally justified. To any of us who witnessed the attacks of 9/11, or indeed any terrorist attack in recent history, this may seem an absurd question. How, we ask, could anyone justify the deaths of over 3,000 innocent civilians. While these acts are morally reprehensible, so too are the acts of the west that give rise to Islamic terrorism and the west’s military responses to terrorist acts. According to Honderich, every human being is entitled to a decent lifespan, good health, freedom of expression and respect....   [tags: terrorism, war on terror, iraq war]

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War on Iraq article in high school newspaper

- At 7:12PM on Wednesday, March19, 2003, President Bush authorized a full-scale war on Iraq and the Saddam Hussein led regime by uttering just two simple words. “Let’s go,” President George W. Bush said to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfield Wednesday at the close of a nearly four-hour meeting in the Oval Office. The war on Iraq, which has been given the title “Operation: Iraqi Freedom”, is the result of months of Hussein’s refusal to let United Nations weapons inspectors into Iraq. The U.N. suspects that Hussein has been building and harboring “weapons of mass destruction” into Iraq....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Western World 's Involvement

- The western world’s involvement in the Iraq conflict has drastically harmed education among the Iraqis. Attempts by the United Nation and other powerhouse organizations to modernize Iraq have resulted in the destruction of education systems, as well as lowering the female literacy rate by 12 percent as of 2013. Furthermore, ignorance of Iraqi culture and beliefs have left many frustrated with the US backed government. Additionally, economic strain placed upon Iraq in the form of economic sanctions by the western world has the left the education system in despair with the Iraqi children suffering greatly....   [tags: Iraq, Gulf War, 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iraq War]

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If there is a long drawn-out war with Iraq (or any other

- If there is a long drawn-out war with Iraq (or any other country), what implications might this have for Britain's fiscal deficit. Also trace out the possible effects, if any, on: a) Monetary Policy, b) Inflation and c) Unemployment. The economic policy followed by a country engaged in war is ,certainly, different of that followed by a country when in peace. Britain now finds itself a few steps away from war with Iraq and the questions concerning the implications of this ,unnecessary for many, war are not little....   [tags: Economics]

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U.S./Mexico Relations: Surviving the War in Iraq?

- U.S./Mexico Relations: Surviving the War in Iraq. In the United States’ current state of war with Iraq, its relationships to other world powers have become increasingly important. The U.S.’s relationship with Mexico, in particular, has emerged as one of the most crucial relationships that the U.S. must work to maintain in this state of war. In recent years, the U.S. and Mexico have established and developed a famously strong relationship, and the friendship between U.S. President Bush and Mexico President Vicente Fox has continued to solidify the connection between the two countries....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Importance Of Sound Policy Formation And Implementation And Military Expertise

- Clausewitz argues in On War that “Policy is the guiding intelligence and war only the instrument, not vice versa. No other possibility exists, then, than to subordinate the military point of view to the political.”Despite the date when the book was written the main themes remain relevant in modern military affairs. The importance of sound policy formation and implementation and military expertise continue to play a pivotal role in successful military conduct. Clausewitz underscores not only the importance of having sensible commanders and generals to the outcome of war; but also indicates that failures can come about due to policy failures as well....   [tags: Iraq War, United States, Policy]

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The Effects Of Military Force On The Arab Spring

- In April of 2011, Bashar Al-Assad initiated the use of military force to quash the growing demonstrations in Syrian cities against his regime. The country would be plunged into a full-scale civil war between the forces of the Assad regime equipped with artillery, tanks, and air power and an assortment of rebel groups with little military training equipped with only small arms. Civilians were caught in the crossfire and sometimes intentionally targeted by the regime (Frontline, May 25, 2015). Before the outbreak of violence, President Obama publicly supported the protests against the regime....   [tags: Iraq War, United States]

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Government and Politics - The War in Iraq and the Bush Administration

- The War in Iraq and the Bush Administration My great, but imperialist nation is at war again. And it's the hottest reality TV program ever conceived. I find it interesting that protestors in Chicago marched on the home of the ad exec responsible for the new "Army of One" campaign. The people on the street, or in the streets as is the case here, know how false that message is and they're taking matters into their own hands. In "Masters of War," Bob Dylan attempted to put a face on the enemy next door....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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A Analysis Based On The Third Image

- Although there are some benefits that derive from an analysis based on the third image, it is arguable that all the three levels of analysis (individual, state and system levels) are strongly interconnected. Therefore, when analysing the international system or an international issue, it seems almost impossible to think merely at the system level, without even considering the domestic and the individual ones. This essay will expand that thesis firstly by giving a brief explanation of the concept of level of analysis and in particular the structural one; secondly by listing the benefits of focusing on the structural level of analysis; thirdly by highlighting the weaknesses inherent in the thi...   [tags: Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq, Saddam Hussein]

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What Lessons Have We Learned During The Post 9 / 11 World?

- What lessons have we learned in the post-9/11 world. What actions and organizing techniques should we discard, and what methods should we revisit. Again, the problem is that the antiwar movement is lacking actual organizers, particularly at the community level. I think part of the dilemma is that people see activists like Kathy Kelly and Media Benjamin and ask themselves, "How do I fit into this?" While both individuals, and those like them, should be praised and respected, not everyone can do what Kathy and Media do: travel overseas, get arrested, spend time in jail, etc....   [tags: Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq, Activism]

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Greedy Politics and America’s War On Iraq

- On the morning of March 19, 2003, U.S.-led forces began to invade the Middle-Eastern country of Iraq with the intention of overthrowing its leader, Saddam Hussein. This action was taken primarily as a result of U.S. President George W. Bush’s long-standing contention that the Iraqi regime was a direct threat to the United States. Bush outlined his reasons for the attack in a speech he delivered to the American people in the days before the war: Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised....   [tags: Politics Political Essays]

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My Dad : A Person Who Has Excellent Memory Of Most Of Their Happenings

- I have always been the type person who has excellent memory of most of their happenings in their life. How could I forget one of the biggest moments that had changed my life. The moment I walked into the Arizona airport and saw my dad walking down the escalator with his suitcase behind him, I knew I should never take him or anyone for granted. My dad was in the military for over twenty years. He moved to different areas around the country and was deployed to different areas around the world. About three years after I was born in Bellevue, my family and I moved to Tucson, Arizona because that’s where my dad was transferred next....   [tags: Family, Parent, Mother, Iraq War]

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September / 11 : A Time Of Bad Decisions

- 9/11 was a time of bad decisions. We rushed into the Patriot Act and we rushed into a war vote. Although I was in middle school, I remember the push for going into this two front war against Al-Qaeda and the Taliban because they “blew up our planes”. When the news came that the intelligence for going to war against Iraq was flawed, it did not surprise me all that much since it was known that politicians were all liars. I got more into the foreign policy and news around the time Obama came into office and I finally started to see it all come crumbling down (as I also had enough ‘adult years’ to see it in perspective)....   [tags: Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq, United States]

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What Questions Do You Have About Us Imperialism?

- 1) What questions do you have about US imperialism. The main question that comes to mind when reading about US imperialism is this: how are there no regulations currently in place to stem or censor this kind of behavior. It is absolutely shocking that the US government and military, throughout history, has been able to take liberty after liberty with what can only be described as absolute impunity. Why is this allowed to continue, and how is it that contentious Americans have not risen up in opposition to such behavior....   [tags: United States, Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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What Makes A Bad President?

- What makes a bad president. One president stands out from the rest, George Walker Bush. Bush is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009, and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest son of Barbara and George H. W. Bush, he was born in New Haven, Connecticut. After graduating from Yale University in 1968 and Harvard Business School in 1975, Bush worked in oil businesses. Eight months into Bush 's first term as president, the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks occurred....   [tags: George W. Bush, Iraq War]

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U.s. Military Capabilities, Economy And Information Technology

- The tendency to over idealize past military victories and demonize conflicts more limited in scope leads to false comparisons and presents an overly grim view of U.S. military capabilities and contributions to greater national objectives. The United States has confronted a variety of complex economic, social, and military issues with varying degrees of success in the postwar era and has in fact been quite successful in major nontraditional wars of ideology, economy and information technology. In the last sixty years national objectives have not lent themselves to the traditional concepts of victory based on armed state versus state conflict....   [tags: United States, Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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James Bamford’s A Pretext For War: 9/11, Iraq, and The Abuse of America’s Intelligence Agencies

- James Bamford wrote the book “A Pretext for War”, in 2004. The topic of this book is that it explains the systematic weakness that led to the ignorance or misinterpreted evidence of the pending terrorist attack on 9/11. The authors thesis is clearly stated on the title of the book “9/11, Iraq, and The Abuse of America’s Intelligence Agencies.” After reading this book, Bamford does explain everything he said in his thesis. I will talk about how the author organized his book, the style of his book, and about the author himself....   [tags: A Pretext For War Essays]

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Public Attitude Toward The American Government

- Over the course of the decade the public attitude toward the American Government has been one of defiance and silent acquiescence. The tragic events on September 11th, 2001 transformed the political landscape, bestowing President George W. Bush with a more unified country than before. Andrew Kohut of the Pew Research Center states, “The attacks not only generated a burst of national unity and patriotism, but also increased the public’s trust in government and in the relevance of political leaders.”1 National unity however, did not prevail, as the United States responded to these acts of terror....   [tags: George W. Bush, Iraq War]

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The Patriotic Attitude : Merriam Webster

- The Patriotic Attitude Merriam-Webster’s definition of the word patriotism is the love people feel for their country. It is the undeniable love and joy people feel for the country in which they are living, whether it is their homeland or not. It is not the belief that your country, culture, or ethnicity is better than anyone else’s. Patriotism is often confused with nationalism, which can be loosely translated as an extreme and excessive form of patriotism. Our Founding Fathers used patriotism to fuel the emotions of the American people during wartime for independence....   [tags: United States, Iraq War, Nationalism]

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President Bush 's New Unilateral Policy

- Heavily influenced by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the potential threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, the National Security Strategy (NSS) of 2002 introduced the controversial tenet of “preemption”. As stated in part III of the 2002 NSS, the Bush administration declared that the United States: “Will not hesitate to act alone, if necessary, to exercise our right of self-defense by acting preemptively against such terrorists, to prevent them from doing harm against our people and our country” The above statement reflects the United States shift towards a unilateral foreign policy, one that is not hesitant to act beyond the constraints of international law....   [tags: United States, Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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The Importance Of History : The Importance Of History

- The Importance of History “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” This famous quote from Edmund Burke is one that many of us are familiar with. In spite of this, many people disregard history, branding it as unimportant or irrelevant to modern-day situations. However, history is actually a quite important subject with a myriad of lessons to be learned for anybody to apply now and in the future. Additionally, history gives us much needed information about our past, keeping us from forgetting why our nations became the way they are....   [tags: Iraq War, United States, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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America 's Issues With Politics, Police Violence And Terrorism

- In this three-part discourse community project, I will discuss three articles that will exhibit America’s issues with politics, police violence and terrorism. These articles will display while America is a great country, there is a lot of improvement that needs to be made. In the second part, I will be writing a short letter to the San Bernardino Sun editorial, picking one article to focus my attention on. In the third part, I will be reflecting on the project and its components while explaining the difference and similarities between two discourse communities....   [tags: Iraq War, United States, 2003 invasion of Iraq]

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