Superpower Policeman

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Introduction The United States has historically come out as being a policeman of the world given its interventionist approach to events taking place in various parts of the world and shaping global politics and policy. As a result of this role, the US has become dominant in international relations. However, being a policeman of the world comes with various consequences which the US has had to face. The US military's current role as the “policeman” of the world as exemplified in real life international incidents is that has helped maintain global stability and protection of human rights. As Davis (2018) observes, this role as the world policeman is necessary for restoring world peace and indicates the moral responsibility of the US or all-powerful…show more content…
Since the events of 9/11, the US declared itself as fighting a global war against terror and has since developed various policies and laws meant to prevent the recurrence of such attacks on its homeland. Similarly, the US has pursued the perceived terror groups in various countries like Afghanistan to rid the world entirely of the influence of terror organizations. This way, it has been seen as acting as a policeman to the world. Further, efforts by the US to prevent the development of nuclear weapon by other countries such as North Korea have been largely seen by many as the US playing its role of being a policeman of the world. According to the US government, it is important to prevent the proliferation of nuclear and chemical weapon because of their destructive nature and the likelihood of such weapons finding their way into the hands of tyrannical regimes and terror groups which could use them to wage war on the US and the entire world. The US is thus protecting the world from impending consequences of such…show more content…
One of these incidents entailed the US intervention in the civil war in Somalia and the Iraq War in 2003. Even though the US military suffered a catastrophic loss, it helped send a message to the Alshabaab terror group. In this incident, the US intervention was mainly driven by the humanitarian need to assist innocent civilians caught in the fight between government forces and a terror organization. Additionally, the Multinational Force in Lebanon which involved British, Italian, French, and American intervention in Lebanon are other incidents since the second world war when the US has intervened and acted as a policeman of the world. Their response was aimed at ending the civil strife that was almost culminating in a full-blown war. The formation of alliances was also evident as American military teamed up with other countries’ armies to help restore peace and stability. Further, the Operation Power Pack which was a US occupation of the Dominican Republic was also another incident aimed at promoting world peace. Also, the Operation Blue Bat was an intervention by the US in Lebanon to protect it against nonstate actors fighting the government of Lebanon. In Vietnam War, the US intervened to help end
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