It is not acceptable to go beyond legal, moral, and/or ethical boundaries when the nation is at a risky time of war, but only on certain conditions. Some issues discussing this are the neutralism of U.S., the Executive Order #9066 declared by FDR, and the decision to drop the bomb. These issues greatly impacted America’s standing in the world and history immensely. It was recorded into history for the mistakes that we did and the damage we caused. The U.S. struggled with each issue and did what they thought was right, even if damage was caused.
She therefore was promoter of a unilateral US intervention, since as she claims the situation in the “very heart of Europe” was threatening the security situation in whole Europe, potentially in US, and thus needed a fast and strong reaction. This, however, calls for some polemic, as Bosnia is not Europe's heart, it is rather a small peripheral country with little importance outside its immediate region, the unstable Balkans. As Carpenter suggests, what mattered in Europe, as for the US national interests, was the conduct of the handful of major powers. As long as those states remain at peace with one another there is no credible danger to America's security. Therefore the
Besides that Cheddi Jagan was a communist, John F. Kennedy did not have a valid reason to overthrow the British Guiana government. Kennedy was resolute in his decision and sought to deny Jagan and the PPP any power. Cheddi Jagan won the 1961 elections against the socialist Forbes Burnham, who Kennedy supported. Jagan’s victory made Kennedy believe that the country would allow for the growth of communism in the Western Hemisphere. Despite the United States’ concerns for the creation of a communist country, the British were unwilling to interfere.
The government wanted to continue its firm engagement against communalism. Government officials believed that Vietnam was a likely location for Russian and Chinese incursions. Since government officials felt a chain reaction of events could occur, they determined it was a potential threat for the American people. However, American crowds did not think or feel Vietnam posed any danger to the nation in any way. Although China was unquestionably an enemy, there wasn’t any fear
However, the fact that in source B, when he says that the death of American soldiers is unacceptable, also fits with the economic and military adviser aid as he was not willing to use military force to uphold their independence even though in source A, he is very devout to protect their independence at all costs, which may have included military force. In addition, another main difference in the two sources is that source B states that Kennedy would have been willing to abandon Eisenhower’s Domino Theory and also his continuing aid to South Vietnam. Whereas source A shows that Kennedy was planning to continue his commitment and not let the Domino Theory occur. The similarities between the sources include the main idea of the Domino Theory as it suggests that their main reason for an increasing commitment to the country is the fear that the theory will come true and cause the widespread of Communism. This is shown in source A as he focuses directly on peace and maintaining independence instead of any other interests.
Nate Obringer What was the Monroe Doctrine? The Monroe Doctrine was the declaration by President James Monroe, in December 1823, that the United States would not tolerate a European nation colonizing an independent nation in North or South America. Any such intervention in the western hemisphere would be considered a hostile act by the United States, though the United States would respect existing European colonies. What principles of foreign policy did this doctrine establish? The U.S. foreign-policy statement first enunciated by President James Monroe on Dec. 2, 1823, declaring the Western Hemisphere off-limits to European colonization.
McNamara’s advice to withdraw military personnel prior the coup was no longer an option as instability in Vietnam posed a threat to national security. Although McNamara concedes the conflict was a civil war, he presses the importance of understanding the conflict as an element of the Cold War. Out of fear for further spread of communist interest, the US began to unilaterally support South Vietnam militarily. McNamara however argues that had the US been more able to empathize with and to better understand the Vietnamese, large-scale military intervention could have been avoided. America’s duty to act where others can not or will not stems from McNamara’s belief that there’s something beyond oneself.
With this back ground, the Monroe Doctrine was proposed. It was consists of three fundamental principles, that is, firstly, the Western Hemisphere was not to be further colonized by European countries. Secondly, non-interference in each other’s internal affairs. Thirdly, “to leave America for the Americans”. The primary objective of this doctrine was just to free the newly independent colonies of Latin America from European intervention and control, and it was largely disregarded intentionally, because America was not powerful enough at that time.
The Monroe Doctrine The Monroe Doctrine is a US policy originated by President James Monroe. This policy stated that European countries should not try to colonize any of the developing countries in America, and if they do so, we will defend these countries by any means possible. In my opinion, the United States does not still follow this policy. America is very involved with other countries today, and we need to trade with other nations to get important materials such as gas and oil. Also, America is usually willing to help other countries because some of those countries may be able to help us in return.
We should be able to say whatever it is that we want. Even back then they shouldn't be able to put somebody into jail for saying a negative comment about the government or even a leader. They should have had the right to say what they wanted to and to express the way that they felt about it. The Patriot Act was passed for much the same reason as the Alien and Sedition Acts. It was made law in our response to the fear of terrorism caused by the events of 9/11.