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    Iraq War Research Paper

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    The issue of the Iraq war is still one of the most controversial wars that the United States has ever led. Before the 9/11 attacks, the United States starting a war against Iraq, would have been highly unlikely. In 2003, the United States backed by the United Kingdom, decided to invade Iraq. One of the main reasons that led to this decision was the fact that Iraq was thought to have weapons of mass destruction, which would pose a threat both to the United States of America and, by extension, to the

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    Essay On Just War Theory

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    In March 2003, the “coalition of the willing” , consisting of the United States of America, Great Britain and Australia, invaded Iraq, starting a war later referred to as the “Iraq war” . This war has raised eyebrows, not only questioning the intentions of the coalition, but criticizing the operation itself and the outcome as well. When thinking of the war, one could argue that it was necessary to protect the international community against the possible dangerous movements of the Iraq government

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    Iraq: The Women’s Story In this documentary, two Iraqi women takes a journey through Iraq, risking their lives, to get inside perspective from Iraqi women, on the aftermath of the 2003 invasion. The women of Iraq voices are rarely heard. This documentary gives them a voice to speak out against their oppression. These are stories of the lives of every day Iraqi women, living amongst turmoil, struggling to take care of themselves and their families. The invasion of Iraq has cost many their lives,

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    Invading Iraq in response to the determination of the continued Weapons of Mass Destruction programs in 2003 resulting from intelligence received by human intelligence sources. The specific cause that led to the initial determination to invade was the belief that Iraq maintained a Weapons of Mass Destruction programs and that it had links to Terror groups. The Iraq war had resulted in thousands dead and a resulting in an unstable nation. Inquiries post-invasion revealed critical flaws

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    On March 20, 2003, one of the most controversial decisions in modern American history was made. George W. Bush sent American troops to invade Iraq in an attempt to remove dictator Saddam Hussein from power. Along with overthrowing Hussein, America would restructure the Iraqi government to align with both democratic principles and American ideologies. Bush justified the actions of his campaign by accusing Iraq of possessing weapons of mass destruction as well as being a threat to global security.

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    president has made statements to invade Iraq since 2002.Stating that "Iraq continues to flaunt its hostility toward America and to support terror," and even adding that “states like these, and their terrorist allies, constitute an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world. By seeking weapons of mass destruction, these regimes pose a grave and growing danger.” is Bush during his speech to invade Iraq. Saddam Hussein -was president of Iraq from 1979 to 2003. In his time in office Saddam suppressed

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    Saddam Hussein has been regarded for centuries as a lethal dictator that led Iraq into the despair and poverty we see today. However, despite his dictatorial methods of leading his country, Hussein accomplished some astonishing heights for his beloved country; heights that were destroyed by the American invasion in 2001. Now, it seems that the question on everyone’s lips is; “Was Iraq better before or after the American invasion?” Many would argue ‘after’ indefinitely, however, many Iraqi citizens are

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    9/11 Analysis

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    those optimistic sentiments. The invasion of Iraq in 2003, one of the many actions taken by President Bush in the aftermath of 9/11, began with broad-based political support: continuing the patriotic reaction by most Americans to 9/11, who

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    General Petraeus and his Leadership Approach to Mosul A Leaders Restoration of a Nation Following the invasion of Coalition Forces into Iraq in March of 2003 the Army’s 101st Airborne Division, commanded by Major General David Petraeus, found itself in the Northern Iraqi city of Mosul (Lundberg, 2008). With the invasion complete and capturing of the capitol city of Baghdad accomplished, Major General Petraeus and staff began confronting the issues and concerns of what lay ahead for the duration

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    Accidental Statesman: General Petraeus and the City of Mosul, Iraq SFC Sheron E. Andrews Master Leaders Course Senior commanders and leaders in the Army are equipped with abundant information and doctrine on the fundamentals of invading and occupying enemy territory. In 2003, Major General Petraeus was the 101st division commander at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Before entering, Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) General Petraeus abilities as a Combatant Commander were revered by senior military

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    The Spanish-American War

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    occasions. The foreign conflicts include the Korean War, Operation Desert Storm, and Operation Desert Shield to say the least. Not very long ago, the US has been involved in conflicts in the Middle East, such as the Civil War in Libya and the matters in Iraq.

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    the enemies in Iraq through the mission command process. He led soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division from Fort Campbell, Kentucky into Kuwait, with further onward movement to Iraq. The division had minimal knowledge on what to expect in a foreign country. General Petraeus knew that he would need assistance from his staff as well as the elements of combat power. The six-warfighting functions that empowered General Petraeus to remain agile and adaptive during his operations in Iraq were mission

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    Preemptive War Prevention

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    A famous Prevention example is the 2003 invasion of Iraq, though claimed to be a preemptive war by former President George W Bush it is hard to determine which to classify the attack under. The United States of America “could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Iraq posed an imminent threat, or that its motives in deposing Saddam Hussein were just”(Andrew 2011). This means that the United States attacked the Iraqi’s without authorization from the United Nations. However this does not include

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    On April 2003 General Petraeus entered the city of Mosul, in northern Iraq to take command of US Forces. He found a city in ruin from the United States led invasion of Iraq. His was to continue combat operation but during a press brief, he explained he knew the monumental task of rebuilding a nation but avoiding it was not possible. General Petraeus leads the most powerful Army in the world. General Petraeus arrived in Mosul Iraq on April 22, 2003, with a vision, which will challenge his training

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    Is it ever justifiable to resort to war? In this essay I will look at the question, is it ever justifiable to resort to war? I will look at both arguments for the justification of war and the arguments against. However before I do so I will explain what war is, how it happens and what types of war there is. ‘’War is a condition of armed conflict between two or more parties’’ (Heywood, 2011, p-241). Mostly, war happens between two different nations, however but frequently between two parties or groups

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    Why Is Just War Wrong

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    War is something that, at this point in history, can be arguably deemed as part of the human condition. For whatever reason, it appears that humans are destined not to get along and that violent conflict is the preferred method of solving issues that arise. Whether it be fighting for the love of Helen of Troy or espousing the likes of God and Allah as a justification, war is one thing that time has yet to see the end of. That being said, it comes as no surprise that academics, scientists, and philosophers

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    My most meaningful military achievement and how it relates to my field of study and future goals. My most meaningful achievement was joining the Army, deploying in defense of our nation to Afghanistan and being recognized for the positive impact I created on my fellow soldiers, NATO Allies and Afghan nationals. I used the skills I was acquiring while attending my university to influence my unit’s operations and help those in need. A soldier duty is always to his mission and nation, still, while

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    Another poem of Auden which is loyal to the same strategy as the other one, it is The Shields of Achilles. In this poem, the mean of ekphrasis is reflected through the shield in which has been described in the poetry of Homer. The shields of Achilles is based on an event in Iliad of Homer, in which Thetis, the mother of Achilles, asks from Hephaestus to hammer a “shield” for her son during the Trojan War (1762-Severn, Auden). The shield that Hephaestus tries to construct is the ekphrastic mean

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    Military Readiness Model

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    with all the reverse components saved as a last resort in case of emergency. September 11, 2001 completely changed the way in which the military operated. The Army realized that the old TRM model would not work for the demands of Afghanistan and Iraq so the ARFORGEN was developed and implemented. The ARFORGEN model created a predicable deployment cycle for all units within the Army. It synchronized all units into a pattern each unit would be in one of three phases. The reset cycle would occur

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    (or group of states) aimed at preventing or ending widespread and grave violations of the fundamental human rights of individuals other than its own citizens, without the permission of the state within whose territory force is applied.” (Holzgrefe 2003, 18). The general understanding of humanitarian intervention is the use of military force by a state or a group of states (including through UN structures) to protect foreign nationals from intrastate abuse and conflict, without the consent of the

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