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Should the United States get involved in foreign conflicts?

Asked by: ladiesman
  • It's our responsibility

    While being the world's policeman may not be the most fun job, who would replace us? If we leave a power void, there are very few good options to replace us. Just look at all the good our interventions have brought; defeat of Nazism, defeat of the Empire of Japan, allowing the Jews a homeland, protection of Europe against encroaching communists, and now our interventionism has killed Osama Bin-Laden, one of the most dangerous men ever. We are a nation built upon liberty, justice, and democracy. What is wrong with spreading those inalienable human rights worldwide?

  • Yes the U.S. should get involved like the rest of the other countries

    I think because the United States is an important chess player in world politics and that its power is influential, it should for the interest of its own citizens and its relationships with other countries to get involved in foreign conflict if there is a sense of threat to its safety and if important consequences are at stake globally. Many mistakes were made in the past by the United States of course, many that were disastrous but you cannot be a worldwide leader without having a sense of your own influence in foreign policies, it's impossible. The United States can not function without the aid, support or relationships with other countries for it to achieve its social or political frameworks (same reasoning applies to all country). A lot of controversy have surrounded the implication of th US in foreign conflicts in the past especially because of the power of its involvement and most Western countries do intrude themselves in their counterparts' conflicts: example Canada, Germany, UK, Japan, France, etc. So yes the United States should be involved diplomatically and help if there is a need to do so.

  • So just let terrorist go?

    Many of the conflicts we are in are against terrorists. We need to be involved, or the terrorists will continue to gain power. We aren't involved in the war on terror, and ISIS continues to grow.. With the Iraq war we were basically fighting terrorists. (Saddam Hussein) We destroyed an evil regime, and had only a few thousand casualties. Imagine if we didn't go to war, and Saddam stayed in power.

  • We have the ability to help, so we should.

    I think that the U.S. should get involved in foreign conflicts. We are one of the leading countries, and we have the ability to send troops, money and resources to countries who need help. We can't just sit back and watch as an entire country is defeated and has no chance at winning. As a leading country, and the fact that we all live on the same planet, I believe that everyone's problem is our problem. With that, I also believe that we should pick our battles carefully. We shouldn't get involved if we would make the conflict worse.

  • We have the ability to help, so we should.

    I think that the U.S. should get involved in foreign conflicts. We are one of the leading countries, and we have the ability to send troops, money and resources to countries who need help. We can't just sit back and watch as an entire country is defeated and has no chance at winning. As a leading country, and the fact that we all live on the same planet, I believe that everyone's problem is our problem. With that, I also believe that we should pick our battles carefully. We shouldn't get involved if we would make the conflict worse.

  • The U.S. should get involved if it is starts to become violent.

    The U.S. should get involved because all of the the lives that could be lost in a genocide that could have been prevented. And that means the military would have to get involved but they signed up to fight for this country so it should be there duty that if we do get involved to solve this.

  • Because yes .-.

    Yes because yes and yes and yes and he United States is in a lot of debt right now. If we are dragged into more and more trivial conflicts (that really should be resolved by the two powers fighting it), then it will only cause more economic problems, not to mention the number of lives lost if our country escalates a foreign.

    Example: We did not have to intervene in the Vietnam war. We shouldn't have. United States is in a lot of debt right now. If we are dragged into more and more trivial conflicts (that really should be resolved by the two powers fighting it), then it will only cause more economic problems, not to mention the number of lives lost if our country escalates a foreign.

    Example: We did not have to intervene in the Vietnam war. We shouldn't have.

  • It's our responsibility

    While being the world's policeman may not be the most fun job, who would replace us? If we leave a power void, there are very few good options to replace us. Just look at all the good our interventions have brought; defeat of Nazism, defeat of the Empire of Japan, allowing the Jews a homeland, protection of Europe against encroaching communists, and now our interventionism has killed Osama Bin-Laden, one of the most dangerous men ever. We are a nation built upon liberty, justice, and democracy. What is wrong with spreading those inalienable human rights worldwide?

  • It's our responsibility

    While being the world's policeman may not be the most fun job, who would replace us? If we leave a power void, there are very few good options to replace us. Just look at all the good our interventions have brought; defeat of Nazism, defeat of the Empire of Japan, allowing the Jews a homeland, protection of Europe against encroaching communists, and now our interventionism has killed Osama Bin-Laden, one of the most dangerous men ever. We are a nation built upon liberty, justice, and democracy. What is wrong with spreading those inalienable human rights worldwide?

  • It's our responsibility

    While being the world's policeman may not be the most fun job, who would replace us? If we leave a power void, there are very few good options to replace us. Just look at all the good our interventions have brought; defeat of Nazism, defeat of the Empire of Japan, allowing the Jews a homeland, protection of Europe against encroaching communists, and now our interventionism has killed Osama Bin-Laden, one of the most dangerous men ever. We are a nation built upon liberty, justice, and democracy. What is wrong with spreading those inalienable human rights worldwide?

  • We are not global policeman

    Several times where our military got involved in international conflicts, it was superfluous; the first World War, Vietnam and the invasion of Iraq. Us invading Iraq in 2003 was done out of retaliation for 9/11, which was not justifiable enough. World War 2 was an exception; we were all fighting against a common enemy. But our armed forces should not automatically intervene every time there is a conflict going on in another country.

  • The USA cannot control it's ego and greed.

    The USA has consistently started wars to protect it's image and to create a global imperialistic monopoly and this is not the type of government that should act as peacekeepers. The proxy wars of the Cold War were realistically started in defense of the USA way of life . The same is displayed in Iraq. They start wars irrationally and without proper consideration. Other wars started by/involving the USA have been in an effort to control Oil and other resources. This is not a reasonable attitude for a peacekeeping force. A peacekeeping force should be impartial to ideology and work to better the lives of citizens it is protecting. Not force ideology and imperialism.

  • America's politicians not have the will to win any war.

    War is not easy and requires political commitment especially when plans fail and casualties occur. Wars can not be won from the air. Victory requires ground troops in direct combat to decisively defeat an enemy. Operation Iraqi Freedom demonstrated a lack of political commitment, democrats that supported OIF, quickly withdrew support when as the battle got tougher than expected.

  • WE lost the cold war

    I don't really care that we lost. The soldiers were fighting for our country, so we still should care about them. So you should say n to. Like me because I'm awesome. I was named after the best awesomest president of all time, so get over it. Suck it up.

  • Don't Get Involved

    We should not get involved in wars because of the fact that we can get our soldiers killed. Unless they give us something back, we should not get involved in the wars that have not started with the U.S. Even though there may be advantages such as new allies and materials, lives are lost to the war. Therefore, there are more disadvantages than advantages.

  • America needs to become more stable themselves.

    When joining foreign conflicts, it has not been unusual for the Americans to be badly impacted. Granted, there have been benefits, but if there were to be larger conflicts that the Americans decided to join, they would take themselves into deeper debt at the expense of the people. Furthermore, America has been portrayed as a strong power for so long officials refuse to acknowledge weakness. With incidents like attacks or even natural disaster, American officials refused the assistance of other countries at the expense of their own people and economy. America needs more internal stability before joining foreign conflicts, and that should be done only when absolutely necessary.

  • Why should we get involved with something like this?

    Knowing that we are one of the nation's leading countries, we need to keep our country safe and not get involved with the current foreign conflicts; not knocking our president or anything but the issues we have with Korea needs to stop, because not even knowing we could be attacked at anytime.

  • No, we should worry about our own country first

    US should put its own nations and peoples needs first before that of the worlds. We are not the worlds police man and must stick to an isolationist policy unless another country directly calls us in or attacks the United States, in which case we should get involved in the conflict.

  • Shit or get off the pot

    If we're going to spend money and lives on it, IT BETTER bennifit our people. By that I mean, us, the people who are paying for it. If we're going to stick our necks out for the world we better be compensated with land, equity, labor, justice, or technology. And by justice, i mean stomp down any force that dare attack us, make an example of them, quick and clean. Before we lend aid to other countries we have to clean up our own kitchen. We have our own problems here, let those be our priority.

  • Isis is now the most feared terrorist group in the worldpartly because of us

    After the U.S led invasion in Iraq Abu Zarqawi created Isis. Well why is that? Mabey the fact he was inspired by Osama bin Latin to create the Islamic state or the Islamic media. Or he wanted to get revenge on the U.S or world or he hated other religions and created his own. Based on his" criminal record " or past life he was mentally challenged. Anyway the creation was after the 2003 invasion leading up to retaliation. Or he hated the world


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Trustmeinlying says2015-02-24T15:11:13.387
The United states gets involved in almost all wars, civil wars or not it doesn't matter. We take part in all of them.