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After US invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan on the premise that the two latter nations were involved in the generation and manufacture of biological weaponry, the US was able to quell international concerns of terrorism brought by the two Middle East countries (Tucker, 2010). However, even after quelling Iraq and Afghanistan’s terrorism threats, the US is still very much mixed up in Iraq and Afghanistan. This paper will question whether or not the US involvement in the two nations is necessary. It is irrefutable that the US invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan has ensured global peace and security.
For almost a decade now, American foreign policy has been pegged on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. At the beginning of 2011, there were 50,000 US soldiers in Iraq and 100,000 in Afghanistan. The involvement of the US in both countries is still robust despite the decline of American soldiers compared to previous years (Rashid, 2008). This involvement is entirely uncalled for, and is rather improper. The US should no longer be involved in the affairs of Iraq and Afghanistan, especially because of the cost implication associated with such involvement. In American history, Iraq has been the second most expensive choice of war, after Vietnam in the 1960s (Tucker, 2010). In order to deter the further use of military and economic resources in the two nations, it is pertinent that the US seizes its involvement in the countries.
While US troops were expected to leave Iraq by December 2011, several thousand soldiers remained. The main role of the troops has been to advise and train Iraqi police and military forces, as well as conducting antiterrorism missions. After the loss of 4,300 American lives and more than one trillion dollars, it is evidently time for America to cut its losses and accept the positive effects of the war and simply withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan (Woodward, 2010). War is a costly affair with regard to
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I would like to offer my findings and recommendations for solving the problem of redeployment of the U.S troops from Iraq as follows:
Introduction: The recent surveys that I have come across show that there are serious rifts among Democrat leadership about the success of war in Iraq.
Answering these one by one will make the picture clearer.
It was known that for the U.S and its allies for a military intervention in Iraq, a prior authorization from the United Nations Security Council was a must. It is believed that the invasion of an independent country like Iraq was a breach of international law laid by the U.N.
The government installed by the United States in the Iraq after the invasion fails to strengthen its position in uniting the Iraqi people. The implementation of policies which is supposed to give the Middle East nation a fresh start and a new look never materializes and turmoil also hounds Iraq nowadays.
U.S. involvement in Iraq
The involvement of USA, the self proclaimed policeman of the world, in Iraq was strategic and stretched over a longer period of time.
It must share due responsibility for the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives during the period it supported the Saddam Hussein regime and also after the invasion of that country in 2003.
Patterson notes that the long-term trend of lower voter turn out at state, congressional, and most notably presidential elections has continued. In many respects lower voter turnouts reflect the growing apathy of the American people towards the Democratic and Republican
Such confidence about the increasing responsibility of international law and organizations was dealt a substantial blow, nevertheless, just about a decade later (Beckett, 2005). The ruthlessness, purpose and impacts of that blow from terrorists represent the
Id love to be able to use their ideas to integrate in this paper…I used what I could find from the library and the internet for now…
In the field of social sciences, there are various ways of explaining and analyzing the socio-economic and