America’s all-volunteer military has had, among others, a presumably unintended consequence. That is the creation of a distinct Warrior Class within our society. As post-Vietnam America did away with conscription, it still had to man a force capable of waging armed conflict on the nation’s behalf. A specific culture has developed with its own way of doing things and some very specific benefits to its membership. Current economic troubles brings the disparity between military “perks”, which have actually grown in recent years, and the loss of security felt by so much of the civilian sector.
According to the National Polls, two thirds of the whole American population believe that the Iraq War is not worth it. The only word that Vice President Dick Cheney replied to this fact was "So". Even though the facts of the Iraq War is evident, the government of the United States choose to rely on senseless optimism to continue to fuel reasons to stay in Iraq longer. Ever since the Iraq War, there have been around four thousand American soldiers that have given their lives to the war. The Iraq war has cost the United States 600 billion dollars so far, and the United States government estimates that this number will rise to around 2 trillion when the war is over.
The raging Roosevelt administration declared war on Mr. Huey Long during a time of economic trouble. As war was declared on Mr. Huey Long, the man himself put out a six-point proposal in which he would discus solutions to the United States economic problems. Huey Long pitches three significant proposals of wealth, education, and land to solving the United States’ economic problems. As stated numerous times throughout the Huey P. Long’s “Sharing the Wealth” speech it is said that the only way to restore people to reasonable life and comfort was to “limit the size of the big man’s fortune.” A report in 1916 showed that one percent of the people owned about 59 percent of the wealth. The distribution was worse off than it ever was.
Therefrom, due to these important facts, the wise king Archidamus strongly encourages their population to postpone their attack and to prepare their army instead. In preparation for their postponed war, the Spartans must gather new allies and new resources. By doing so, they will establish a better position in countering their Athenians foes. (1.82) Moreover, King Archidamus argues that to abstain their attack and act cautious is not an act of cowardice, but an act of bravery. He agrees that they’re indeed slow, but their action is nothing but self control.
The Use of the Atomic Bomb The question is asked, Should have the United States used the Atomic Bomb to end WWII? My answer is absolutely, without a doubt, and my reasons are as follows. First off the world had been at war for over a decade (including German and Japanese aggressions prior to 1939). The United States had been at war in two theaters and had lost over 400,000 men (and women). As the war ended in Europe the U.S. focus was on Japan.
When the war started off, U.S.S.R didn't expect it to be a decade-long war. Approximately one million Soviet soldiers were fighting in the war with some tens of thousands of them that were killed and injured. By 1986, the Afghan freedom fighters had already won many battles with the Soviet army as they were equipped heavily with US arms such as missiles and rockets. The numbers of of Soviet casualties were rapidly increasing and it was clear that the Soviets were losing this war. This is where the criticism and talks about Soviet leaders comes in.
After selling their lies and plans for the war to the America people, congress had given President Bush carte blanche to bring justice to those who caused pain and destruction on American soil. Abu Ghraib Prison, also known as Baghdad Central Prison, became the U.S Army detention center for captured Iraqis. “For decades under Saddam Hussein, many prisoners who were taken to the Abu Ghraib prison never came out. It was the centerpiece of Saddam's empire of fear, and those prisoners who did make it out told nightmarish tales of torture beyond imagining – and executions without reason.” (Abuse of Iraqi POWS by GIs Probed, 2004) In 2004 rumors began to surface, regarding the abuse of prisoners held by the U.S army. Initially the U.S media expressed little interest to the accusations, until photographic evidence emerged, exposing the violation of the prisoner’s human rights.
Learning With a Military Mindset Christopher A. Jabs American Military University COLL 100 Dr. Francine Kemp 31 October 2009 Learning with a Military Mindset Everyone needs a good education in order to be successful in life. For some, it is not easy to earn an education while also defending the freedoms that so many in this great country of ours enjoy. In this essay, I will try to explain the advantages and the disadvantages of trying to earn an education while serving in the military. I am also going to try to show the differences between traditional college students and military college students. Being in the military is not a very easy career.
The Korean war is known as a civil war, but ideologically it is the war between the communists and the capitalists trying to expand their powerrs. While the Soviet Union and the United States were in a proxy war, known as the Cold War, the Korean war happened to be one of the situations the US and Soviet Union used to go against one another. The division of Korea and civil disagreements all began in 1945 at the end of World War 2. Previous to this, Japan had had ruling over Korea for 35 years. A proposal made by the Koreans, had the Soviet Union and the United States occupy the country with a seperation between the two.
Leaders from the top down would ask what we’re doing, why we’re doing it and finally how we could do it better. As David Bolgiano and Colonel James Patterson describe in their book Fighting Today’s Wars, however, none of those questions are being answered today. Instead, the focus has become solely based around counterinsurgency and nation building. This has lead to tremendous increases in defense spending and mission creep, while severely hurting America’s ability to carry out force-on-force combat missions. In the days of multi-trillion dollar deficits, our military efforts should be focused on war fighting and defensive capabilities as opposed to the horribly expensive and never-ending nation-building and peacekeeping operations 1.