All of these operations were carried out to protect America as well as other countries from the spread of communism. However, Kinzer doesn’t make it seem that way. Notably, the book fails to discuss the state of the world. The United States and the Soviet Union were the two biggest forces in the world, were not happy with each other, and both had nuclear missiles. There was a lot of pressure to keep the Soviets as far away from American territory as possible.
During the many years of the Cold War, the biggest fear was nuclear warfare between the US and Russia, then known as the USSR (“The Cold War…” 2). With the recent creation of nuclear bombs, no one knew the magnitude of the damage that would be caused, but everybody for sure feared it. The Cold War went on for many years beyond the 1960’s, and the amount of fear felt by millions remained. Modern warfare, compared to warfare in the 1960’s, has changed drastically. The modern war fought was the war in Iraq after 9/11.
While Goldwater’s political stance leaned more toward unnecessary military action against the USSR, Johnson’s campaign completely disagreed with the notion. Therefore, in an effort to negatively objectify Goldwater’s stance on the Cold War, the notorious Daisy ad created frightening depictions of the extermination of an innocent young girl by a nuclear attack, obviously provoked by Goldwater. LBJ then follows this accusation on Goldwater by stating that ,“These are the stakes. To make a world in which all of God 's children can live, or to go into the dark. We must either love each other, or we must die.” Johnson seems to almost threaten the public that if they do not vote for “their love for each other”, they would die.
The Cold War put both of these nations at test to see who could succeed the most. Disagreement between the two superpowers, the U.S and the U.S.S.R is what started the Cold War, just as disagreement is the start of any other war. Disagreements grew and became feuds and feuds caused tension, which created an uncomfortable position and lifestyle for everyone. When the United States and the Soviet Union’s alliance ended, they realized they had different viewpoint on how nation’s should
President Wilson shared his vision of a peacekeeping alliance between nations. He tried to shift the goals of alliances from supporting in war to helping to keep peace. Some European powers, however, were still bitter and didn’t feel like making peace, especially not with Germany, which was seen as the main aggressor in WWI. Also, Russia with its new communist government was not a favored treaty partner for western powers. The peace treaty of Versailles had created a lot of hatred between nations, especially Germany, which was left humiliated and isolated.
The U.S. military wanted an invasion but Kennedy countered saying it would be a bloody and terrible battle for both sides coming off with fresh wounds from World War 2. Both sides really did not want a war to begin and both superpowers were trying to get the upper hand in the arms race. But negotiations kept going and President Kennedy and Khrushchev both sent letters and radio messages to try to resolve the conflict before war sprung. Thus, the most tense part began wan both sides readied their armies because they thought war would happen. The doomsday clock had begun.
Many people thought Regan or any other U.S. president did not have the ability to end the cold war. Hoekstra states: “Who would have thought in the early eighties that it would be President Reagan, who would sign with us the first nuclear-arms reduction agreement in history?” (Database) Regan was doubted time and time again while he was in office, but no one can deny his great accomplishments of ending Communism. The INF Treaty was one of the biggest achievements Regan attained. Another way Regan took a hands-on approach to ending Communism was eventually ending the Cold War. Many presidents before Regan tried to threaten the Soviets and use force to end the Cold War.
As far as I’m concerned, unless we quit trying to kill each other there won 't be anyone left to rule the world. I don’t think anyone wants us here”. This shows that Robert Peterson a US soldier anger towards why the united states stepped in and how it benefit the United States. He knew it was to stop the spread of communism, but the united states was
Political: Negatives: The reason why Little Boy and Fat man were dropped was that they had a political conflict which would build up the hatred between the countries until one strikes with something. Striking with a nuclear bomb can create an ever bigger conflict between the countries causing a possible Nuclear Warfare. Positives: Knowing the disadvantages of the weapon, it is highly unlikely for a country to shoot up a nuclear bomb because of the consequences the nuclear bomb will have which made countries less active with wars for the past decade. Knowing that you might create a conflict in a country using the “I’m going to push the button” move might stop a conflict in a country since it serves as a threat for the opposing country to back off. Environmental: Negatives: If a nuclear bomb is dropped it would cause a huge explosion and remove anything in its way which includes any houses for mother nature.
With the Trump’s policies, several countries have been restricted access to the state like Iraq, Ukraine, Syria, Afghanistan. This boils up all situation and contributing a lot to the costly foreign wars. The shutting of the troupes from the middle east by the US, and also closing mostly the military bases around the globe has contributed a lot towards the idea of not putting our troupes into danger. Instead, it will be better to attack and invade Canada for a safer
According to Richard N. Hass the war had clearly negative impact on US ' policy, when he states that7 "[The war] has clearly absorbed a tremendous amount of U.S. military capacity, the result being that the United States has far less spare or available capacity, not just to use in the active sense, but to exploit it the diplomatic sense"(Richard Haass, Haass: On Balance, Iraq War’s Impact on U.S. Foreign Policy ‘Clearly Negative’). The government has given support in the war in Iraq, as one of the many examples. This action gave the U.S. a bad image, consequently generating more conflicts. But behind all of this; millions of innocents suffer. While others should be thankful to "have freedom" and "been born birds"8.
Second, there was a lot of criticism going on. People who lost loved ones was angry at the President, because of his world of terror on the world that caused people to get killed. Also the U.S government was criticized by the newspaper, because Bush administration of bungling its war of terror and squandering global goodwill by invading Iraq. It was ridiculous.The response was just to fight back, but fighting wasn 't going to change anything. In Conclusion, 9/11 created decisions that became hard consequences for America to deal with.It was difficult and frustrating for us U.S citizens to feel safe to live here in America.
Russia in World War I has become a great debate on how bad they were defeated and what they truly contributed to the war. Many focus on Russia’s few victories and its tremendous defeats rather than what they did for their allies. Russia is known for being occupied by Germans as well as being constantly defeated by them in World War I: however, they found themselves successful defeating the Austria-Hungary. Russia continuously were having hardships due to food shortages, loss of territory, and enormous amount of deaths. However, Russia was not one of the lucky ones during these times yet they managed to bring some good and help to their allies and people.
These groups have changed America for the better. Doves protested because of the unfair draft system and the unnecessary violence. During the 1980s Ronald Reagan was a famous conservative. From the early 2000s till now America has been threatened and attacked by terrorist groups. With these groups America’s identity has become stronger for the people.
I believed that the US withdraw it troops was a big mistake for the US and Vietnam. The United States had invested lots of money, time and most of all lives in this war, and by withdrawing the troops before declaring victory, the US actually shattered any hope of winning. The valuable risk of lives was for nothing, even though peace was negotiated. It is safe to conclude that the US entered the Vietnam War because they clearly wanted to prevent the spread of communism. However, the way the war was fought was morally wrong by disrespecting the meaning for democracy, by preventing the election from happening and by supporting the wrong person.