It has hurt our credibility across the world and caused a loss of faith in government by its citizens. Although the necessity of the war is argued by many, it is only done in an analysis of its occurrence. Had it not happened and the world possibly fell under Communism, then we would be arguing the exact opposite. The United States did what it felt it had to do at the time, given the information it had. To go to war in Vietnam was a risk the US felt it had to take in order to contain Communism, thus securing its economic prosperity and worldwide dominance.
The President is our Commander in Chief, taking his powers away presses him not to be able to do his sworn duties to keep our nation safe. I feel the outcome in this case was a backwards push to the Executive Branch and the Courts. A better outcome could be possible with a change in the laws that govern us. One such law is a law that would take away certain rights if you are caught fighting against your birth country. Our country has seen such stripping of rights before and if we want to win this war a new law needs to be written against citizens that
The cold war was full of many difficult decisions; one of the more significant outcomes due to those decisions was based around the feud between President Truman and General MacArthur. Macarthur had a strong passion for a war with China, which basically would result in WW3. While Truman only wanted to help South Korea win their independence and help defeat communism. A large portion of historians, would agree that Macarthur’s battle strategy would today be considered as “over kill”. His plan to dispose of a large amount of the United States’ military equipment, the idea of pointlessly sending thousands of men into a meaningless war, and the insane proposal for the practical start of a third World War, are just a few of the obvious reasons
And he's ideals was a major influence in America going to war. Wilson was ready to take the opportunity of this major war and push his ideals of democracy and independence for the many nations of Europe. Although the League of Nations would fail to pass the U.S. Senate and only would eventually fall apart his ideals would live on and push the country to war in the name of democracy. And that is why Wilson's idealism was one of three main major influences in America's push for
FDR took a different approach with Japan, he viewed the German threat more prevalent than the Japanese. He strategy was to strangle the island into submission through an economic war. Japan was completely dependent on imports and raw materials from other countries, mainly the US to keep the production of wartime materials. In 1938, Roosevelt issued an embargo against Japan, restricting the trade of steel and oil in hopes to bring Japanese expansion to a halt. With only a six month supply of oil in reserve Japan was forced to make a quick decision that would have an enormous impact on world events.
US economic growth also created the need for increased prestige and influence in the world and the need for a strong navy. * Alfred Thayer Mahan ‘The influence of Sea Power upon History’ (1890) ‘whether they want to or not America must now begin to look outward’ and argued that America needed Hawaii as a naval base and to increase the size of the navy. * Imperialist ideology was dominant in Europe. It was the ‘white man’s burden’ as racially and culturally superior to enact a ‘civilising mission’ to raise up non-white societies from their ‘backwardness’. * The year of the massacre at Wounded Knee, 1890, was the year that the internal frontier was closed.
Despite McKinley’s attempts at diplomacy, he was feeble opposition to the emotional magnitude of what was emerging in America. His declaration of war certainly marked subservience – not merely to the general public, the impatient Hawks or his business constituency: but to a collective American energy that would propel the country to the very forefront of global affairs (and corruption) in times to
11/8/12 Per.2 History Imperialism Imperialism is the policy in which stronger nations extend their economic poltical, or military control over waeker territories was already a trend around the world. Imperialism is done by force. From the earliest years of nationhood, many americans looked for ways to expand the United States,both territorially and econmically.The United States was protected on both sides by vast oceans,and american citizens generally wanted to keep the rest of the world at arm's length. Reasons for Imperialism ,a desire for a miliary strength.The U.S had the techology to produre more than american people could cousume american needed more raw material. By then the United States had been settled,andthe nation
‘HHMM’, Hollywood, Harvard, McDonald’s, and Microsoft, were selling not only their products but also America's culture and values, the secrets of its success, to the rest of the world.' However, employing only hard power or only soft power in a given situation will usually prove inadequate. Nye utilizes the example of terrorism, arguing simply utilizing soft power resources to change the hearts and minds of the Taliban government would be ineffective and requires a hard power component. Nevertheless, in the Middle East, in the eyes of Islamic fundamentalists, the openness of Western culture is repulsive, which we have a term for it ‘anti-Americanism’. As a result, Joseph Nye, suggests that the most effective strategies in foreign policy today require a mix of hard and soft power resources, the ‘smart power’.
US has been time and again in the past questioning the commitment of the Pakistani establishment in its war against terror and now locating Osama just under the nose of the Pakistan army establishment and the US forces conducting a unilateral operation without any assistance or intimation to the Pakistani authorities, speaks volumes about the trust deficit which the two countries are facing at the moment. China seems to be ready to exploit this situation to expand its influence in the energy rich middle east region. China has shown keenness to further tighten its already close relationship with its long term strategic ally, driven by the view that Pakistan is going to play a crucial, even defining role in Afghanistan amid declining US influence there, especially amid expectations of scaling down of ‘war on terror’ post Osama and US troops withdrawl. This is visible in the Chinese backing Pakistan upfront against the unilateral US operation in Abbottabad which was seen as a violation of sovereignty of Pakistan by the US. Further China has promised to give Pakistan 50 advanced multirole JF-17 Thunder fighter jets during the recent visit of Prime Minister Geelani to