Another reason why America was aggressive is because for example, when there was a meeting on what action the US should take against Cuba and USSR, three out of the four proposals were ones that could probably cause another war. One of the proposals was to destroy the Soviet missiles in Cuba by an airstrike, which is a very intense act. Furthermore, another reason why I agree with Cuba’s point of view, is because America was unfair with its ‘regulations’ with Cuba. Castro was not allowed to keep Soviet missiles in his land, because Kennedy stated that it was a threat to the security of the US. While on the other hand, the US had all the nuclear power to fire at Cuba at any time without any conditions.
But could’ve easily been dodged by negotiation instead of threats. Fidel Castro and Cuba were just being the Soviets puppets because they didn 't even know Russia agreed with the U.S to pull all nuclear arms back. What do you think? Was America doing the right thing by putting nuclear weapons in
Soldiers protested about the poor food and water conditions, and therefore rebelled and took their commanding officer hostage requesting the redress of the Emperor. In this period of unrest and chaos, the Provisional Military Administrative Council (Derg) was established as a false ally towards the emperor. After becoming a high figure, they immediately began to arrest members of the aristocracy, military, and government who were closely associated with the emperor and the old order. By late August, the emperor had been directly accused of covering up the Welo and Tigray famine of the early 1970s that allegedly had killed 200,000 people which caused him to be imprisoned on September 12. The Derg’s concepts embodies slogans such as “self-reliance”, and “the supremacy of the common good” in order to make peace with the citizens and show that the Derg was fighting for them.
If the policy of containment was purely humanitarian, it would be expected that the actions of all US agencies would follow this ethos. However, this is not the case. Perhaps the best example of this would be the CIA’s assistance in a royalist coup in Iran resulting in the expulsion of its then Prime Minister. The coup was primarily organized in reaction to the nationalization of the Iranian oil industry as well as fear of Iran joining the Soviet Bloc. This is a clear example of the dubious nature of facets of the containment policy, after all, there is a strong argument that the coup was arranged in order to secure American access to resources as opposed to halt the advance of communist ideology.
The Argentina dirty war took place between 1976-1979. The Dirty War in Argentina started after a military junta overthrew President Isabel Martínez de Perón and established a military dictatorship. The military dictatorship took over the country, and ran rampant, doing anything they wanted to. The military seized people from the streets, they were likely to never be seen again. As more evidence of human and civil rights violations came to light, The relatives of the disappeared formed a group called the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo and held a demonstration that brought international attention to the government-sponsored terrorism.
He was murdered by the indifference of every white minister of the gospel who has remained silent behind the safe security of his stained-glass windows. And he was murdered by the cowardice of every Negro who passively accepts the evils of segregation and stands on the sidelines in the struggle for justice” (Selma). And Jackson’s death is the most important material that created the march from Selma to Alabama State’s capital in Montgomery on the day of 7 March 1965. This march is one of the key point of the whole campaign, as
The military force can provide safety and preserve laws that implement authority to basic rights. Over a 24 year span, at least 100,000 East Timorese people were killed through the violation of basic rights. People were killed through hunger, murder and through bloodshed. The problem started in 1975 when Indonesia invaded East Timor eventually to take the rights away from their citizens. The Washington Post “charged Indonesia with using napalm against Timorese civilians and children were sent to death camps to be wiped out.”
In the novel, The Kite Runner, many violation of human rights are portrayed. In Afghanistan, where the novel takes place, the Taliban has taken over the country and the people and has destroyed much of what Afghanistan once was. The Taliban is so powerful that they could kill a man or a women just because they wanted to. They hang poeple in parks, beat them to death in front of large crowds, hold gatherings to be-head sinners, and most of all, they strip innocent women, men, and children of their rights as humans. They are treated as raw meat, and are eaten alive when the Taliban is hungry.
The proliferation of nuclear arms during the Cold War was thus to deter against aggression from the other power by reducing benefits and raising the cost of facing retaliatory capabilities that will keep the other side in fear of striking first. Nuclear deterrence can also be precarious where missteps could easily spiral, as seen in the Cuban Missile Crisis when US and USSR came close to having a nuclear war. After the collapse of the USSR and with the increase in nuclear states, nuclear proliferation became a renewed security concern as the source for deterrence have changed and nuclear arms have increased destructive power. The incentive of nuclear deterrence in ensuring the security of states could cause a proliferation of nuclear weapons, further increasing the number of dyads in the already multipolar system. A neo-realist like John Mearsheimer will argue that since multipolarity breeds instability, the increase in dyads creates greater imbalances in power which makes deterrence harder and more prone to miscalculations that could easily escalate to nuclear war, and is hence a great security
We see in this Film crucial role of the president and his advisers how they solve this conflict without war. President Kennedy took a complex sentence, he promised that the United States not to invade Cuba if Russia withdrew its missiles. but if Khrushchev had not accepted the offer within 24 hours, it will attack Cuba. The president is under intense pressure from his military commanders, who want to shoot first but Kennedy does not want to make it the war. He knows that if war breaks out it will be a world war III.
Little did they know that the USSR and the rest of the Soviet Union and communist would fall instead because of lacking stability and leader. It was known that the first 2 nuclear powers were making bets that the other wouldn’t attack the other, but they would retaliate if they did. This then called for scientific and industrial advancements, investments, etc. This was so the Soviet Union wouldn’t fall behind any other nation. They wanted to be equal if not better.
(NBC para.1) Al Queda was the most dangerous and feared terrorist group and caused millions of people a lifetime of fear and grief. Osama bin Laden was a horrible man who took the lives of thousands and his assassination gave the world a sigh of relief. Although
Woodhouse knew America would not get involved if Iran was nationalizing British oil. Dulles took the CIA to intervene, however, the CIA was never used to overthrow a foreign government. Dulles was excited to overthrow Iran. He was excited to use new tactics instead of sending troops to foreign land. Dulles “thought he might have the tool he needed, a way to shift the balance of world power without resorting to military force (122)”.
Oklahoma City Bombing “On April 19th, 1995 one of the worst bombings happened on American soil.” Two ex Military Terry Nichols and Timothy McVeigh were planning a terrorist attack in Oklahoma City.(History.com) They had set diesel fuel and bombs in a truck in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building by pillars.(JamestownPublisher) McVeigh was angry at the U.S. government with citizens and politics. Nichols and McVeigh had planned this for a few months.