I think that Canada should try to retain its peacekeeping role. In the past years, Canada has been putting a lot more money and resources into fighting the war in Afghanistan, while they could have been investing in peacekeeping missions (Shephard). Canada should decrease its involvement in violent missions and increase their involvement in peacekeeping missions. They have participated in both in the past (Dyck 207). However, recently, under the leadership of the Harper government, they have primarily been engaging in violent missions (Harper). I believe that this was the case because Harper wanted to strengthen ties with the United States, and war was a common ground. Strong ties with the United States would allow for Canada to grow its economy.
“In a moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” Those are some wise words said by the President during WWII…. Pres. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This quote can relate to a plethora of issues, when one may have to make an impossible choice and one does not know what to do. However, in this report we will focus on certain situations that Pres. Wilson and Pres.FDR had when making choices in WWI and in WWII. Many may ask how did the United States even get involved in such a war? Although, as it can be seen in the following sentences the reason the United States got involved in WWII is fairly simple and an honestly valuable one unlike many may say the reason the U.S. got involved in WWI. In WWII the United States got involved with the war in Europe because the Japanese were furious with the U.S. for freezing all Japanese funds and stopped the sales of oil, gasoline, and other reasons that Japan lacked. Japan’s prime minister, Fumimaro Konoe
Proponents seeking Cabinet-level status for the Veterans Administration had long stressed that the VA was the largest independent federal agency in terms of budget and was second only to the Defense Department in the number of employees. Because one-third of the U.S. population was eligible for veterans benefits, proponents argued, a cabinet secretary having direct access to the president should represent the agency responsible. President Reagan signed legislation in 1988 to elevate VA to Cabinet status and, on March 15, 1989, the Veterans Administration became the Department of Veterans Affairs.
As part of its intervention, the United States have been sending troops to fight in other countries. Most times the U.S. send troops to overthrow autocratic rulers and build democracy. There is also another kind of intervention, it takes place during crisis to provide humanitarian aid. However, in both cases, the U.S. government should make a clear and thoughtful strategic decision before getting involved and send troops under any condition. Later on it becomes difficult to withdraw the troops and bring them back home due to the unclear reasons from the beginning. In the article “The Slippery Slope of U.S. Intervention”, noted that “In December 1992, When former president Bush announced the deployment of 28,000 U.S. troops to Somalia as part
Since its enactment in 1973, The War Powers Resolution has been a point of tension between the executive and legislative branches. It is a resolution that prompts the commander in chief to exercise his war powers “only pursuant to a declaration of war, specific statutory authorization from Congress, or a national emergency created by an attack upon the United States.” It places a set of requirements on the president for the introduction of armed forces into hostilities, including a forty-eight hour period for the notification of congress, and a sixty day period for withdrawal of troops in the absence of a war declaration, with an additional thirty days for the safe removal of troops. It also requires the president to consult with congress when
He then squabbled that rights tackles the distribution of power and statues; thus, rights will “check and balance” the two conventions of rights instead of depending on humanitarian aid. He furthered to annotate that the distinction between humanitarian aid and rights is vital; rights are power according to Wolff. He conveyed that, “rights give permanence and power, whereas humanitarianism seems uncertain and temporal”.
Article 2(4) of the United Nations Charter states that, "all member states shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, nor in any manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations” . It is therefore a unilateral agreement signed by member states against the use of force when dealing each other. World events however since the signing and ratification of the UN Charter have indicated that states who are signatories to the charter continue to use force against each other for various reasons. Some 25 years after the writing and ratification of the charter one cannot doubt that states have used force and sought to justify it through individual or collective self-defence claims, as well as humanitarian claims in furtherance of national agendas and to increase territory. This no doubt may have been what frustrated Franck into the stance that Article 2(4) was in its grave.
Since the beginning, humans have been held to certain standards regarding morality our rights as humans. History shows us leaders and rulers who, in their reign of power, have misused their power and attacked human’s rights to agency and liberty. By looking at all the wars, violence, criminals, and acts of immorality that humans have accomplished, many assume that humans are not good at fighting for the rights of others. However, in every war, and every act of violence, there is an opposing force. There will always be someone fighting for the good of others, whether it be one person or a whole army, which comes to show that humans are essentially good at fighting for the rights of others.
The History Channel site asserts, “ The Normandy landings have been called the beginning of the end of war in Europe.” (D-Day). By December 1941, after great controversy between the isolationists and interventionists of America, the United States made the decision to enter the second world war. Prior to America joining the war, the conflict had stayed between the Axis powers and the Allies, excluding the United States. The rise of the Nazi Party along with the idea of a totalitarian rule is what ultimately led to the conflict between the Axis and Allied powers. Each Axis power knew the American society, economy, and military was not one you would want to go against. Operation Overlord would soon prove this theory. Even though many American
The poor drafting of the WPR since the sections of the War Powers Resolution does not mention for example any procedures or what the congress can do when the president choose not to comply with the resolution. In addition the Congress unwillingness to enforced it over the years made it unsuccessful to be fully functional, that is why the United States Presidents had exploited some faults in the War Powers Resolution to undermine it, however the Congress, has the absolute powers to enforce it yet they did not, and so the WPR came through ups and downs due to its disadvantageous text and vagueness and resulted in ongoing tug of war in the Congress itself between the House and the Senate (Teacher.Law, 2013).
Inhuman acts have been occurring in the world since humans have been on the earth. Due to this fact we needed to have some rules to war. We all know war is brutal and hard on not only the people who are fighting but also the people who are strictly caught in the crossfire. We as a united world saw that some of the things that were happening were not ok even during the height of war. This is why the united nations created the Geneva Conventions and have continued to ratify them throughout time.
Sierra Leone was famous for brutalizing humankind in the recent past. The nature of cruelty surprised the entire world. The problems called for a demand of hands-on and emergency response. In Sierra Leone, nation’s world-wide in several communities had the ability to stop the violence. According to Kumar (2010: 303), the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone exemplifies a successful though prolonged UN peace intervention in Africa in the changed global power structure.”
There are different schools of thought in how R2P should be implemented and whether it can help solve problems and produce the desired outcome. This paper accepts the fact that overall, R2P still remains legally contested. There are cases where it has been pointed out R2P was not necessary. A good example of this debate is the International community’s intervention into Libya. The most controversial aspect of R2P is its Pillar III, which relates to the use of coercive military force. The UNSC Resolution 1973 (2011), which authorized the use of force in Libya, marked the first time the UNSC invoked this Pillar
The consequence of wars, the political turmoil in countries or simply a country in debt; these all warrant a need for foreign aid. Although it may seem like the obvious act to do, is it really the right thing to do? It is firstly important to note what is the fundamental characteristic of foreign aid and what it entails, both for a country providing and the country receiving it. The aspect of aid can take many forms, ranging from goods and services or capital from foreign country to country in need. As situations in different countries continue to take new forms, aid can also be provided concerning military, economic means, etc. It is essentially a transfer of useful resources to a country, but that in fact raises some significant issues.
The first great-war shattered the human mind so profound that out of its aftermaths’ emerged a fresh discipline (in 1919 at the University of Whales known to us as International Relations) proposed to prevent war. “It was deemed by the scholars that the study of International Politics shall find the root cause of the worlds political problems and put forward solutions to help politicians solve them” (Baylis 2014:03). International Relations happened to play the role of a ‘correcting-mechanism’ restoring the world order of peace and amity by efforting at its best to maintain the worlds’ status quo. However with the emergence of a second world war much more massive that the first put at stake all the values of that young discipline of IR. The