The first reports claimed that this was an attack on the Viet Cong but these reports did not fool the public for long. Other soldiers decided to tell the true story of what went on in My Lai and the media was livid with how the military censored the information. Soon after, more reports about unreported deaths by the survivors of the My Lai massacre began to surface. As a result of these events, news reports became increasingly negative. Two years after the My Lai Massacre was revealed, the Pentagon Papers published by The New York Times showed that the government lied to the people about the entire war.
Congress never declared a state of war against North Korea, however Congress did continue to provide funding. Total U.S. casualties: 36,574 killed, 103,284 wounded, POW/MIA 12,640. Truman also declared the use of emergency powers when he seized private steel mills that failed to produce steel because of a labor strike in 1952. With the Korean Conflict ongoing, Truman believed he could not wage war successfully if the economy failed to provide him with the resources necessary to keep the troops well equipped. The U. S. Supreme Court, however, refused to accept that argument in Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer, voting 6-3 that neither Commander in Chief powers, nor any claimed emergency powers gave the President the authority to seize private property without Congressional legislation.
America declared war on Iraq to gain control of Iraq’s oil but in order to do so it had to cover up its track. Within weeks of the devastating 9/11 attacks, Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was named as the perpetrator. But many believe that Bin Laden was just a convenient fall guy, as he already was on the FBI’s most wanted list for the bombing of the American embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, where he killed over 200 people. In 1998, he issued a fatwa against America. However, it is very strange that he did not step forward in the wake of the biggest attack ever on American soil, despite being interviewed multiple times and constantly denying having
McCarthyism had a multitude of reasons as to why it turned many Americans against each other after WWII. Within the article, “A Decade of Fear” by Sam Robert, the events leading up to McCarthyism, and events after, are thoroughly explained to showcase the effects on civilization in America. In Robert’s view, “...many Americans were inclined to believe the worst, even without evidence” (9). Joseph McCarthy scared Americans by claiming he knew of 205 Communists working in the State Department after WWII. Later on, he had reported that he only knew of 57 Communists instead of 205, but never publicly released any evidence to back up his claim.
The terror group ISIS has for the last years made big problems for the western countries. Their beliefs and “way of life” is reversed from the western mainstream, and this has resulted in a dangerously hot tension between the east and the west. What the best solution is to this problem we don’t know, but there are a lot of different opinions on how we should approach this problem. From the packet we received I agree with article nr. two of Andrew J. Bacevich.
Based on how he portrayed the former president, the author believes that George Bush was missing the point about the War on Terror. Many people believed that President Bush 's War on Terror did nothing but harm the lives of millions of Iraqi, Afghanistanian, and Pakistani civilians and cost America billions of dollars. It is probable that the author thought that Bush 's actions over the course of the war were unnecessary and that he missed the most important part of it : taking down the man responsible for 9/11. Osama Bin Laden in drawn in the picture behind a deep in thought President Bush holding a sword and having an irritated expression, I think meaning behind this is : while President Bush was missing out on his true purpose for starting the War on Terror, Osama Bin Laden was already one step ahead of him and preparing to attack America once
The travel ban that President Donald Trump has created is similar to that of Adolf Hitler when he threw millions of Jews in concentration camps. Men, women, children and elderly are being mistreated in their own country and Trump simply does not want to let them into the safe place that is America. Only because he is afraid of terrorists, if so, what is the point in security then? These are two laws that I believe Donald Trump has violated; the right to asylum and the right that no one can take these rights from us. The first law is stated in the 14th human right, the right to asylum.
“Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one” stated by Benjamin Franklin. Freedom of speech, freedom to express your thoughts and freedom to live the American lifestyle is now limited all because of the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act was passed by Congress on October 24, 2001 after the devastating terrorist attack on September 11, 2001; thousands of people lost their lives. The Patriot Act was created to find and prosecute terrorists operating in the United States of America ;the lesser known Military Commissions Act (MCA) was created to" give the President absolute power to designate enemy combatants, and to set his own definitions for torture." Nevertheless, with all of these laws and regulations
Many Christians who are against abortions, they blow up abortion clinics. Which results in double loss of life at the end of the day. Americans have seem to show a blind eye, which is honestly all the Media’s fault. Maybe since this country is predominantly Christian, but the bottom line is that terrorist attacks carried out by Muslims are shown by the Media as they are seen as an enemy. “Most of the terrorist activity in the U.S. in recent years has come not from Muslims, but from radical Christianists, white supremacists and far-right militia groups.” Most people in America have never or barely heard about Christian terrorism.
Parks says, “Although historians have no way of knowing how long the death penalty has been an issue of controversy, they do know it has been debated for centuries”(Parks). Regarding this matter Amy Marcaccio published findings from polls that show around 70% of Americans support the death penalty (Marcaccio). Often times the death penalty is thought to deter criminals but others think that the death penalty is immoral and that the government has no right to determine whether someone should live or die. Capital punishment has been debated for centuries and will continue to be discussed for many years. While racial bias is considered a large issue, the process of being sentenced is far too extensive for this to be likely.