If the sole reason for war was to capture Sadaam and his officials, this would then be unjust. At the time of the war, the war met another requirement of the doctrine; it had legitimate authority, George W. Bush. As long as a legit source declares the war, approval from the UN is unnecessary. Therefore there was an official declaration of war, showing
Preemptive war and pre punishment are similar in that they both act first before an attack is made or a crime is committed. Based on my understanding of the readings thus far, I have come to the conclusion that there is a difference between pre punishment and pre emptive war. The main difference between the two is that preemptive war is in response to imminent aggression from another state while pre punishment is the act of punishing a person(s) for a crime they have been perceived of committing and have yet to commit. Michael Walzer describes preemptive war as an always justified war occurring to stop an imminent attack as opposed to sitting back and waiting to be attacked. Walzer gives an example by describing the Six Day War
‘War on terror’ essay On September 11th, the infamous terrorist organisation known as Al Qaeda committed an act of war against America. George Bush’s ‘war on terror’ speech declared war against all terrorist group committees with utter anger and disparagement. To illustrate this, George Bush has strongly depicted Al Qaeda as iniquitous freedom haters, meanwhile, the Americans as victims of war. Bush then presents his own solution describing it as the only method that best helps not only American citizens, but the world’s nations as well. In George Bush’s ‘war on terror’ speech, George Bush has strongly depicted Al Qaeda as iniquitous freedom haters.
One can easily see how the Unites States poses as a threat towards them. According to the article, “Peace and Security” Henry Wu agrees with me by describing how much of threat the Middle East is. The Middle Eastern nations can stand for ignorance chaos because of their own actions. It is very unruly of how much they destroy each other and tear each other apart. It is only logical for an American Citizen
I will also provide my thoughts on if there are such universal moral requirements. In Goodman’s initial area of discussion of “Some Moral Minima; Genocide, Famine, and Germ Warfare (Goodman, L.E., 2010)”, she states “Genocide targets individuals as members of a group, seeking to destroy a race, a culture, a linguistic or ethnic identity (Goodman, L.E., 2010)”. I reflect back to after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks were made on The United States. The threat of germ warfare became a very real aspect of war for our nation. Governmental groups, that we were at war against, were considering the decision to use this type of weapon in order to defeat their enemies in larger numbers.
Hitler was to blame is the common answer. By attacking Poland on all fronts, instead of occupying Danzig and the corridor, showed that Hitler was intent on conquering non German's, not simply to recover the German's lost as a result of the Versailles Treaty. Martin Gilbert ("The Appeasers," p.112), argues that Hitler's motive was to remove the stigma of Germay's defeat in WW 1. Hugh Trevor-Roper ("The failure of Appeasement", p.188) says that Hitler intended on a major right from the start because he hated communism and wanted to crush the USSR so the destruction of Poland was only the preliminary to his main goal. His non-aggression pact with the USSR was a fraud.
A Day that will Live in Infamy: How Pearl Harbor was important to United States History. And how it changed the course the United States was on. December 7th 1941 “A Day that will live in Infamy” -Franklin Delano Roosevelt The picture above captures aftermath and the rescuing of sailors from the USS West Virginia, one of the ships attacked in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii that occurred on December 7th 1941. This attack was a turning point in the way the United States views wars, prepares defenses, and the way the country responds to acts of war upon its people. It is important to United States History as it marks the first time war had been brought to the country’s shores.
earA Rhetorical look at Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation Given by Franklin Delano Roosevelt David Thayer English 112 This speech was in relations to the horrible and reprehensive attack on Midway. It was the start of the Unites States in World War II (WWII). The influence this speech had on the American people was of great importance to the acceptance of our entrance to the war. It showed that by allowing the people to know the gravity of this incident it would get their approval. President Roosevelt used Pathos and Logos to attract the nation to the idea that if we did not act swiftly with force we would get attacked again and many more innocent lives would be taken.
Korea became divided along the 38th parallel after Japan was defeated in World War 2 and from 1948-50, there were armed clashes along this border. The division was supposed to be temporary; with Kim Il Sung occupying the North and Syngman Rhee occupying the South. The USA had interests in Japan after Japan was defeated by them in World War 2. Therefore, the USA had to get involved in the Korea to defend these interests. The USA was occupying Japan before the Korean War started and the original aim was to make Japan pay for the damage done in World War 2.
In fact, the debates behind using the atomic bombs against Japan began even before the decision was made. Many of the scientists such as Leo Szilard and Dr. James Franck, who made great contributions towards the creation of the bomb, campaigned against its use. President Truman said “We have used it in order to shorten the agony of war, in order to save the lives of thousands and thousands of young Amercicans”. It is completely understandable that President Truman’s aim was always to save the lives as many American people, but was it necessary to do it by dropping the atomic bombs on Japan? And was the reason behind the decision to drop the two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki purely to ‘save the lives of thousands and thousands of young Americans’?