Should the United States be required to declare war on the country they send "peace keepers" to in order to fight oppressive governments, such as with Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria?

Posted by: PetersSmith

This means boots on the ground and/or sending military supplies, such as vehicles and arms, to rebel organizations. But you are welcome to add your own reasoning as well.

  • Yes, the United States has not declared war since World War II. We get "involved" in various civil wars and other conflicts in other countries, usually clearly supporting one side against the undesirable government or vice versa. By making a formal declaration of war against the government we are sending boots on the ground to and/or aiding rebels against, we will be able to implement the Just War and thus make our actions legitimate, as well as expanding the opportunities and methods we can use, as well as

  • No, the United States should not be required to declare war against the country they invade and/or aid rebels against the government. The reason for this is that a formal declaration of war will automatically make the conflict way more global than it needs to be. The US would could legitimately call on NATO, and what if they refuse? Or what if the government of the nation we invade legitimately calls on their own allies? We also don't want to blow things out of proportion, and declaring war will make small

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  • Unless it's through the UN the Congress should have to declare major conflicts.

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PetersSmith says2015-05-22T13:38:46.5140356-05:00
Descriptions got cut off: Yes, the United States has not declared war since World War II. We get "involved" in various civil wars and other conflicts in other countries, usually clearly supporting one side against the undesirable government or vice versa. By making a formal declaration of war against the government we are aiding rebels against, we will be able to implement the Just War and thus make our actions legitimate, as well as expanding the opportunities and methods we can use, as well as enhance the outcomes desired. And: No, the United States should not be required to declare war against the country they invade and/or aid rebels against the government. The reason for this is that a formal declaration of war will automatically make the conflict way more global than it needs to be. The US would could legitimately call on NATO, and what if they refuse? Or what if the government of the nation we invade legitimately calls on their own allies? We also don't want to blow things out of proportion, and declaring war will make small proxy wars into something much worse.

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