The historical context behind this photo is the attack from the North Vietnamese army to the South Vietnamese. The South Vietnamese were supported by the United States army.This strike was supposed to end the war between the North and South Vietnam. The technical constraints in this image is that to make a difference in the situation of both countries, something big had to happen so the napalm strike worked as a war ender but it also left children running for their lives burning which is an inhuman thing to do.The ethical issues that can be perceived is the use of a napalm to strike a little town affected people who weren’t involved in this war because this children do not have the capacity yet to participate in a war and still they got hurt from the attack.
Why would killing so many people ever be justified? First off the Japanese were nearly done before the bombing , so the bomb wasn’t necessary. “The JApanese were already defeated and ready to surrender...” (Document 6). This quote shows that the bomb was not necessary and was just the United States showing off a new weapon they had. Also, a lot of people died in both the bombing of NAgasaki and Hiroshima.
Some people survived the bomb by pure chance like by “[throwing] [themselves] between two large rocks” (Heresy 835) to save themselves. Conventional bombs were more destructive to cities because they started fires and it was not just one and done. The conventional bombing methods killed more people than the atomic bomb. The bomb also saved millions of American lives by avoiding a land invasion. The bomb also helped end the war also saving the lives of soldiers from other countries.
Even though the dropping of the atomic bomb was an unjustified and inhumane act made against the Japanese in the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on the 6th and 9th August 1945, it was a necessary movement taken by the American government to bring an end to the violence and suffering of World War II. Without the devastation caused by the bomb, it is likely that the war would have involved many more raids and ended in a lot more casualties, with both sides suffering major losses. These bombs held the power to exterminate and destroy a whole civilization in minutes. Why would men build something so lethal, destructive and deadly? An atomic bomb is any bomb which develops its destructive power from the rapid release of nuclear energy, causing damage through heat, blast, and radioactivity.
People may feel this was if someone was hurting them (or something) and even if they told them to stop, they would continue harassing them (bullying). People may say that teriorst or criminals are not good at heart because they have done something hurtful or rough. In a story under the article People are truly good at heart? Sadly,no, It reported “In 2006, terrorist plotted to destroy as many as 10 planes flying from London to North America.” This is an argument that I would disagree with these people should not be looked at as objects because they have feelings to and probably have families that really care about them. It is classified that without feelings, we would not be considered ‘humans’.
He is considered to be the primary reason why he was not able to win the war in Vietnam as he overestimated the American people’s patience and tolerance of friendly losses. The Vietnam War gives valuable lessons that can be used in the present-day war campaigns. For one, the Vietnam War was based on deception that is the trend today as with the insurgents and terrorist groups. Though U.S. and South Vietnamese forces managed to hold off the Communist attacks, the offensive shocked and demoralized not only their forces but as well as the American public and further eroded support for the war effort. The victory gained by the ‘Tet offensive’ (CNN, 1988) that triggered the deliberate and shameful withdrawal of US forces from the region.
In the first place, Viet Congs had already used the guerrilla tactics on the French and succeeded which was clearly a disadvantage for the American soldiers. The Viet Congs also did not wear any particular uniform which caused the American soldiers to kill many innocent people. Not to mention they were traditionally habitual to the jungles, unlike the American troops. Although until 1960 s the Americans thought they were winning the war. This confidence was shattered in 1968.
Many Americans post-world war II were afraid of the spread of communism because of their belief in the domino theory, if one country falls then the rest will too. Under external and internal pressures such as the failure of the Potsdam conference Harry Truman adopted a foreign policy during the early years of the cold war ( the late 40’s) called containment. The objective was to stop the spread of communism around the world by creating military alliances such as NATO ,and providing aid to unstable/weak countries through the Marshall Plan. Unfortunately, like many other U.S foreign policies it was effective at times, but also dreadfully ineffective. In order to combat the continuous spread of communism, Truman passed the Truman doctrine, which allowed for foreign intervention in countries affected by Communism.
He also collaborated with NATO to bomb Serbia because Slobodan Milosevic were killing people from certain ethnic groups (On Jobs). He knew about the growing threat of Al Qaeda. As a result, he immediately sent a group of CIA’s to track down Osama Bin Laden (pros cons). Bill Clinton is a president to remember. People see Bill Clinton's presidency as a failure, but what they fail to acknowledge is the achievements.
John Brown, the ¬¬¬terrorist from the lovely town of Torrington, Connecticut. Terrorist, a word that many people fear that describes a human that is out to cause terror is the lives of people. Although John Brown might not have thought of himself as a terrorist and instead a hero, he cause much damage not just physically but also he disturbed the minds of many. All of his intentions were positive in trying to stop slavery from happening in the south, but the way that he had to express his hatred for slavery and trying to save them could have been a lot nicer and not as rough. The south all believe that John Brown was not at all the best person because of all the actions that he has caused in the south, but the north almost praises John Brown because he was one of the many starts to the Civil War to help end the cause