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These are some of the factors that the US could have put into consideration before making the decision to get into war with these two countries.
The decision to get into war in Afghanistan and Iraq was a reactionary move rather than one that was based on a plan. As a result, United States committed many mistakes which gave the enemies an upper hand in the fight. This explains the reason why there were very many casualties among the US soldiers, an aspect that was not anticipated when the decision was being made. After the September 11 attack, the US was under intense pressure to apprehend the people behind the attack (Boss, 2010). However, the planners never took into consideration the experience of the local fighters in the hostile terrain. Instead, they based their decision on the military power. Furthermore, the US used force rather than intelligence. This made it hard for the US to win the war in both countries.
According to Just War Theory, taking human life is wrong and states have a duty to defend their citizens and justice. However, going to war against Iraq and Afghanistan was not the right thing because it led to a war of religions (Boss, 2010). It led to massive killing of innocent people especially women and children, an aspect that increased hatred between people emanating from different religious backgrounds. Initially, people used to exist freely without taking into consideration the religion affiliation of others. However, since the insurgence, the Muslims have taken it upon themselves to protect their religion. Although the war against the two countries was not meant to divide Christians and Muslims, the terrorist groups have been able to win the hearts of some of their fellow Muslim brothers and sisters. As a result, they have been able to use the religion issue to attract more followers and fighters to these groups. Therefore, poor planning by the US escalated the war, an aspect that explains why the
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It has been 10 years but the fight still rages on. The forces of United States have been engaged in War in Afghanistan and Iraq for the past 10 years. Eventually Osama Bin Laden, the person responsible for the terrorists attack on September 2011 was shot dead in an operation which was carried out by the Unites states in the heart of Pakistan;
Bush has been criticized for faulty course of action since the tragic incident of 9/11, which also became the cause for his downfall. President Obama was then selected as president from a Democratic party in opposition to John McCain, the Republican nominee for presidency.
This report has been written in an attempt to explore types of war and terrorism and the root causes of war and terrorism. According to the research, war-torn nations now receive around an overall of 20 – 25 percent of funds from the World Bank. This is far more than the meager fund of 16 percent in 1998. World Bank also gels well with war-torn countries as a obey commands.
Theories relating to just war have always tried distinguish between the right and wrong in these power games. The terminological conclusions of this distinction are the terms ‘just war’ and ‘terrorism’. “Terrorism is the random killing of innocent people, in the hope of creating pervasive fear” (Walzer, 2006).
The world seems to have been engulfed by the problem of insecurity arising from the action of extremists and radical groups in the name of fighting fro their rights.
The September 11 attack in the US that brought the Twin Tower to the ground is perhaps one event that changed the security state of the world.
On November 22, 2002, the member states of the EAPC decided on a Partnership Action Plan against Terrorism which explicitly states that "EAPC States are committed to the protection and promotion of fundamental freedoms and human rights, as well as the rule of law, in combating terrorism".
These facts are explained clearly by Morgan in a very well-written journalistic piece. Canadian politicians keep pointing their fingers at the United States and that way we can lose focus on the reality of terrorism coming directly out of Canada's borders into the homeland of the United States of America.
The September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon changed the nature and threat of terrorism. The attacks of 9/11 brought a dangerous phenomenon by which small cells of determined religious and fundamentalist
extremes of hot and cold weather, petroleum products and fumes, depleted uranium, pesticides, endemic infectious diseases, and other physical and psychological stressors” (Congressional Review Service, 1992; Blank and Bell, 1991). Even though the war lasted for only several