This is my letter to Margaret Atwood. It's not like we were always some innocent bystander on the globe, we picked on people. I do not like this romantic idea you are trying to compare our current situation to. We jumped into another war, at the time we jumped in, it was favored amongst a huge majority of the country. We were scared and wanted to prove that we were still fierce.
These supporting characters lead Sam to develop, psychologically and ultimately reach his goal of happiness and mental piece. Joe plays an intrinsic role in giving Sam a purpose. Prior to Joe’s arrival, Sam was little more than an optimist with “Houdiniesque” dreams. A clay golem in his own right, Sam lay inanimate and unmotivated. Not particularly attractive, crippled, and a (closeted) homosexual, Sam seemed to be born to be pitied.
The men and women currently deployed to these areas frequently engage in combat, and regularly witness injuries, trauma, and death. Even if a person tries not to internalize the horrific events they experience, they will likely be changed by war. Soldiers are negatively affected by combat; many return from war with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, alcoholism, and suicidal thoughts. Some soldiers return from war with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. According to the article "What Is Combat PTSD?”, Diagnosing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can be hard because soldiers view reporting their symptoms as a sign of weakness (What, 1).
Through this detailed description, Gurganus adds to his argument, making the war sound even more horrific. He is trying to get people to see his perspective, and to make all the glory of war seem meaningless. We send these men over to live in terrible conditions and they don’t even know why they are there
The Silent Crisis By: Gregory D. Foster Gregory D. Foster wrote an interesting article about crisis persisting within the US Army. We know that a crisis in the life of everyone of us also affects relations with our friends. The worst we can do is: to do nothing. It is clear, there are many reasons of crisis within the US army. Warmonger leaders in the US Army, covered up by TRINITY creates vacuum of control and responsibility, start of Vietnam war - at that time Gulf of Tonkin incident were not quite so controversial, and have been fairly well described.
They also put their family at the same risk. NCOs would have to put this in the back of their and their soldiers’ minds. During earlier wars in American military, prisoners of war were not treated as fairly as they would be today. Wounded or captured enemy were often shot or hung, simply for the fact that they were the enemy. Today, non-commissioned officers must enforce rules set by
Many of the results of physical pain were due to the oppressed environment and the very nature of war. The emotional injuries were encountered through the soldier’s constant struggle for survival. Soldiers were sent home after their tour of duty but many experienced post traumatic war syndrome; mentally and psychologically scarring these soldiers. In a war it is evident that wounds always remain for those who have experienced it. Physical pain is a primary ‘stereotypical’ effect of war which most people understand of being the broad result of war.
Today we regret the actions that we made in war and so do other countries involved. Most of the time it was all the signs and messages before they had even left. Terrible pictures of propaganda depicting life if the enemy won making everyman feel it would be there fault if they didn’t help. Posters forcing them to join and even more posters dehumanizing the enemy. This happened on both sides and led to an unrelenting hate to each other.
Impact of War on Families Throughout history wars have contributed to cultural, political, and social diversities within a country. However the impact of war on the common veteran families is perhaps the most destructive fact of a war. Families have to cope with emotional stress that comes with having a loved one either in training or off at war. Most American families, that have a loved one that is or has been in battle, lose certain aspects of daily life due to their loved one either being wounded at war or emotional scared by the terrors of war. This possible physical and mental trauma that occurs in most cases of war veterans causes families to deteriate.
But the article is also affecting the family as well, because they need to mentally recover the family member, which can be very physical and emotional hard to do. Ryan and his family is sure that war is a bad thing, and encourage the government to stop assigning people, to fight for the country, in military interventions. The third and last text is an Internet review of the book “The Making of a Marine Officer” by Joel Pitney. The text is focusing on all the good things the military brings, witch people according to Joel Pitney, have forgotten about. Lieutenant Fick, the author of the book “One bullet away: the making of a good officer”, has been to war, and thinks that the most important thing about the military is, that the war and the training before the war are teaching you about honor, courage, brotherhood and commitment.