As was then it is now, the war has drawn criticism from the civilian populace back home, which is diminishing the war effort again another similarity to the Vietnam War. These guerilla tactics have attracted controversy from Americans, these tactics have been effective to this point, leaving U.S. troops with limited options in how to deal with the insurgent threat. The United States has been at war in Afghanistan since 2001 and from then till now the military forces there have had to deal with person borne improvised explosive devices (PBIED), and vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED) (Standoff IED …). These devices do more than just wound or kill they attack the mind, it makes every soldier there question every pile of rubble every civilian every little
As we send our troops into battle this hazy fog of dust and smoke rise up when they step into the unknown and it is scary. All of this emotion of why am I here, and am I here for the right reasons? The secretary of defense Robert McNamara should have been able to answer those questions before he shipped off anyone to Vietnam. Did Donald Rumsfeld ask the right questions before planning to ship soldiers to Iraq? I will be comparing these two men’s abilities to show emotion and my thoughts and emotions on it during two documentaries.
Mack (1975) in World Politics, entitled "Why Big Nations Lose Small Wars." Here the "asymmetrical" is simply defined as a significant strength of the gap between the conflicting parties in the conflict. "Strength" is widely equated here with the strength of the material, such as the number of soldiers is great, sophisticated weaponry, a developed economy, and so on. Although the concept was ignored at the time, the analysis of the Mack apparently fishing a renewed interest since the end of the cold war in the 1990s. In 2004, the U.S. military began to seriously reconsider the problem-a problem associated with asymmetric warfare.
I will now introduce the fading of humanity. People suggest and would like that death penalty should still exist. They think about safety. They think about how they will feel safe if a murder is executed. They do not think that they vote for violation of the human rights.
The recent devastation we see everyday involving guns are forcing us to consider change. Shootings have reached horrifically high fatalities and the constant debilitation these attacks have on our nation is no way to preserve it. Despite the potential drawbacks of increasing gun technology, it is essential to do so in order to sustain the lives of citizens in our country. The technology we all used to use has become quite obsolete, and for good reason. We now have advancements that work better, are safer, and more sustainable.
Vietnam had been an important symbol for capitalism for the USA government with the fail of China in 1949 and the failure in Korea from 1950 - 1957 it was essential for the US that Vietnam maintained a capitalist presence and not lose Vietnam to communism. Since it would be a massive personal blow to the US government as well as the US authority around the world. There are many arguments that US tactics were inefficiently used. To begin with they used heavy bombings which did damage North Vietnams supply routes the Ho Chi Mhin trail but it did not stop the trail which provided the Viet Congs with equipment and weapons from neighboring countries. It's an embarrassment that the US failed to stop countries such as Cambodia and Laos since the
The Vietcong physically hindered American soldiers; Caputo writes, U.S soldiers were slowed down because they had to constantly scan their surrounds for booby traps (Caputo, Philip). Because of the Guerilla Warfare the Vietcong used, it was crucial for American soldiers to quickly navigate their surroundings, however, there thousands of booby traps in the jungle and it forced American platoons to slow down from searching. This also caused a major problem because it made the platoons sitting ducks. Even though Americans were hindered physically, their most dangerous obstacle was mental; Caputo describes one of his war moments, “listening to the shouts and watching the people running out of their burning homes, I did not feel anything at all” (Caputo, Philip). This quote represents the emotional strain of soldiers during the Vietnam War.
O’Brien is trying to present young warriors in war as fragile living creatures who are blood and bone, not fantasy fighters who bring glory to the cause, “This idea of the deified nation, a replacement god of abstract principle that can be honored and worshipped through war, has been gradually ousted from its place as the center of the American story” (Ooms 42) That is what the many sides of the story are in conflict while purporting to be the one true version of what happened. No one’s account is really reliable. All of the accounts are based on individual impressions including those of solidarity among the soldiers. O 'Brien demands that outdated stories of grit and valor be put aside to make room for a new kind of war story. One that may not be particularly commendable, but one that is nonetheless
The platoon does no take kindly to Joker because he wears a peace symbol on his uniform in an attempt to portray the "duality of man.” Although he is at first opposed to violence, he comes to grips with it when his troop begins taking sniper fire and many are killed. Later he ends up shooting an injured Viet Cong sniper (a girl of about 14) in the heat of a moral dilemma that there is really no correct answer to. This is a very hard thing for an American raised on the values of childhood and family to deal with as the girl was so young. Full Metal Jacket is a pretty historically accurate film. It makes references to
Since the begining of America, the Founding Fathers wrote the strong-standing Bill of Rights with amendments to protect the country that had just recently won their freedom, but one amendment has been the top theme of controversies for centuries. Gun laws offend the Bill of Rights in so many ways and they prove ineffective. Gun Laws are relevant due to thousands of deaths and self-protection. The argument goes on but without guns there is militia, one of the main intents of the Second Amendment. These simple rules can reduce deaths, proven by millions of influential people.
Efforts to close with and destroy the enemy by employment of maneuver warfare diminished due to the proximity of civilians, the use of no-fire zones to base attacks, and the use of highly sophisticated technology and IEDs. Numerous revisions to policy, doctrine and training throughout the decade long war proved the current doctrine for maneuver warfare was insufficient to combat irregular warfare on the battlefronts in Iraq and Afghanistan in the Global War on
I agree with the idea of assisted suicide, because if someone is suffering to the point that they can no longer care for themselves. They may feel that it is there time to go and that person should be able to make that decision. Although some believe that assisted suicide is wrong that should be left to the person that is going to die or the person