General Petraeus and his Leadership Approach to Mosul A Leaders Restoration of a Nation Following the invasion of Coalition Forces into Iraq in March of 2003 the Army’s 101st Airborne Division, commanded by Major General David Petraeus, found itself in the Northern Iraqi city of Mosul (Lundberg, 2008). With the invasion complete and capturing of the capitol city of Baghdad accomplished, Major General Petraeus and staff began confronting the issues and concerns of what lay ahead for the duration of the unit’s deployment (Lundberg, 2008). The development and implementation of Major General David Petraeus’ strategy to bring stability to Mosul, Iraq and surrounding areas following the 2003 invasion provides insight into his leadership approach
Joseph Campbell noticed a recurring pattern that in myths from around the world, the most popular myths were the hero’s myth. The Hero’s myth identifies the different stages of a hero’s journey. The different stages in the journey include, the birth/beginning, the call to adventure, helpers/amulet, crossing the threshold, the tests, helpers, climax/supreme ordeal, flight, return, elixir, and home/end. The movie, Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve Rogers just an ordinary man who wants to join the army to help defeat the Germans in World War 2. Rogers registered for the army but failed, due to his health conditions.
Chanmi Oh Mr. Villeneuve APUSH p. 3 Seven Days Battle After the Battle of Bull Run, Union General George B. McClellan insisted that his men, the Union Army of the Potomac, be well trained before being returning to fight. By April 1862, Lincoln pressed McClellan to launch a campaign for the siege of the Confederate capital of Richmond. The campaign would be known as the Peninsular Campaign, where McClellan’s failure to seize Richmond would lead to the Seven Days battles. McClellan left behind 40,000 troops in Washington, D.C. to ensure the Northern capital’s protection, and headed to Richmond from the southeast, through the peninsula formed by the York and James Rivers. As he reached the mouth of the Chesapeake, he observed Confederate Major
There have been a number of effects on the everyday lives of Americans made by the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. First of all, United States troops invaded Afghanistan less than a month after the World Trade Center attacks to release al-Qaeda’s grip on the Middle East. In 2003, the United States troops invaded Iraq, which was not directly related to the attacks but was an important weapon in the War of Terror. The United States stepped their game up in many departments around the country. They upgraded the airport security, had a lockdown on immigration and deportation, and many more things that could ever be a threat to the U.S. and its
“Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.” George W. Bush delivered this speech on the night of the September 11 attacks. The shattered steel of the Twin Towers, once towering the New York City skyline, forever changed America and its response to terrorism. The largest foreign attack on U.S. soil appropriately gave reason to Americans to recoil in fear and lose trust in the future, but in reality, the country displayed the opposite reaction. It rebuilt upon the shadow of the past.
General MacArthur was considering a plan for an amphibious assault on the East or West coast of Korea. Inchon was determined upon as the amphibious area after an exhaustive study had been completed. “MacArthur felt that he could turn the tide if he made a decisive troop movement behind enemy lines and preferred Inchon over Chumunjin-up or Kunsan as the landing site” (MacArthur, 1964) . In the Military History Magazine it was discussed that General Macarthur “marshaled capable forces, particularly amphibious assault elements, was perhaps the most challenging aspect of Chromite” (Magazine, 2006). Part of MacArthur’s preparation for the invasion was the activation of the US Army's X Corps to act as the command for the landing forces, and appointed MGen Edward Almond, his Chief of Staff, as corps commander, anticipating the operation would mean a quick end to the
I cannot imagine the filth these poor people were living in for fire to be extinguished by only dirt from the flammable walls, especially since buildings had very few, if any, codes to be met during this time. I was also intrigued when the author mentioned that “[Riis’] stories may have been vivid, but apparently not vivid enough to shock anyone to action [before he started photographing]” (pg. 206). Up until this point in time, people relied on writing and drawing alone to get their news, often resulted in exaggerated, biased, and false information so it is strange that already at this point in history, people are starting to dismiss public writings. But Riis pioneered and found a way to bring the expression “I’ll believe it when I see it” to real
Al Gore, an elected official and environmental activist gave a speech in April 2004 at Yale University called, “The Climate Emergency,” which argued that there was an immediate need for a change in the rapid decline of our climate and environment at the hand of human actions. Through facts, statistics and appeals to his audience’s emotions, Gore shows that as a result of extreme climate conditions, our environment has taken a turn for the worse. Al Gore wanted to illustrate leading causes of negative climate change through the use of our rising population, new technology, and our way of thinking in order to prove that it is because of human action that we haven’t found a solution to this climate emergency. Gore’s educated audience at Yale
On April 4, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy was in Indianapolis for a campaign stop, when he received news that Martin Luther King was killed, causing Kennedy to write and deliver a speech regarding the assassination. This speech was succinct but not only was it about the assassination, it was also to tell the people there is still wisdom and hope in this time of turmoil. To reach this purpose, he first builds up his ethos, uses pathos to add mood and hope, and unifies the people. The combination of these elements makes it a very powerful and memorable speech. Robert F. Kennedy builds his credibility by relating his personal experience and knowledge of what the audience is feeling to the current events.
JFK Rhetorical Analysis Essay Although John F. Kennedy begins his infamous inaugural speech by explaining his welcoming as president as being a celebration of freedom, he transforms it into a call for global unity, reaching not only the citizens of the United States, but of the world, which inspired American Citizens. By contemplating the problems restricting global unity, Kennedy addresses solutions to fix them, and how his proposed plan would not be completed within his term, but something to be worked for until it is achieved. During the time period in which Kennedy delivered his speech the country was in the midst of the Cold War with Russia. The American people needed a leader, and he was there to deliver. In the opening
• Lexington and Concord April 1775- Travelled to Second Continental Congress in Philadelpia in military uniform preparing for war. June 15, John Adams nominated Washington for major general and commander-in-chief of the Continental Army • he had the prestige, military experience and charisma for the job and he had been advising Congress for months, political experience • The Siege of Boston june 1775 to march 1776 was the formative event in Washington 's development as a military and political leader, for it was there that he first responded to the logistical problems inherent to the American cause in the Revolutionary War with his trademark determination, leadership ability, and sound decision making http://www.conservapedia.com/George_Washington#American_Revolution
The order to invade Iraq in 2003 by President George W. Bush was given even before Congress had a chance to authorize it, which showed a huge expansion of presidential power in handling foreign affairs (353). Wars like this are not beneficial for the nation’s reputation or economic situation, nor would they be favored or supported by the citizens. If Congress played a more important role in foreign policymaking and took effective actions to defend its powers especially in the war-making area,
Another problem at East St Louis has is there sewer problem which is flowing from collapsed pipes and dysfunctional stations, has also flooded basements all over the city. Which means that some homes are unsanitary and unlivable due to sewage backup in there homes. You would think that most people would complain but as Kozol writes “In 1989 the mayor announced that he might need to sell the city hall in court judgment to a creditor. East St. Louis is mortgaged into the next century but has the highest property-tax rate in the state. So as you see there is no structure and no city
As the responder’s lacked this specialized training, firefighters arrived on the scene without the tools necessary to effectively perform a risk assessment. This would have enabled them to make the informed decision of not fighting the fire (U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, 2013). Firefighters must have the ability to ascertain the scene of a fire emergency, including changes in the characteristics of a fire (U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, 2013). Instead, they made decisions lacking situation awareness, which ultimately cost the department 12 lives. It is evident that emergency response leaders sent firefighters unprepared to the scene of the WFC incident.
According to Savali, the community found a source of water (a well) but soon after find that the well ran dry and some say that it is too contaminated to drink from. The well was deemed too contaminated to drink back to the early 1980’s. Officials say, “that a bacterium that stems from hogs and livestock”, is the reason why the communities water is contaminated (Savali 2016). This left the community devastated because they are not able to access any usable water. In efforts to try and save the people from being forced out, with the help of people from all around Dallas, the community has a plan to clean up Sand Branch and give them a source of running water but in their attempts the city keeps postponing it.