Assignment 2.1: Policemen of the World Thesis and Outline
24 May 2014
Over the last seventy years, the U.S. Military has developed into one of the main tools used by our International Partners to manage complex crisis that pose a serious threat to international peace and security past the United States borders. The number of military personnel that are being deployed to investigate, assist when peacekeeping is greatly needed has grown in size and within the last decade has become progressively complex. Today our military collect and analyze numerous data that is being received through our U.S. Intelligence Office to better protect our concerned interest of our foreign allies. This constant monitoring helps with military operations in restoring the rule of law within foreign nations and attempting to promote human rights for women and children around the world. During the twentieth century the United States has become the "policemen" of the world through international incidents such as U.S. forces strike in Libya, Somalia, capture al Qaeda operative (2013) and NATO coordinates air strikes and missile attacks against Qaddafi government during uprising by rebel Army (2011).
I. Two International Events from the past five years that can be traced back to a foreign policy created after the Civil War
A. U.S. forces strike in Libya, Somalia, capture al Qaeda operative
B. NATO coordinates air strikes and missile attacks against Qaddafi government during uprising by rebel army II. Two Aspects of U.S. history since 1865 that have led to the U.S.'s rise as a world super power police force A. Industrialization
B. Cuban Missile Crisis
III. Two international incidents since World War II where American has taken on a policing role
A. American Military Police in Europe
B. World War II
IV. Three driving forces that fueled international policy decisions involving the international incidents
A. American Soldiers Overseas, the Global Military Presence
B. Cultural Norms and National Security
C. Treaties, Exit Strategies, Elections
Being involved with the military from the day I was born until present, has brought on many challenges, questions, concerns about our safety worldwide. We have seen U.S. President’s make good and bad choices in regards to “helping” our international allies fight corruption within their countries and struggling to maintain power within their government by requesting assistance from our US Military Policemen. But the U.S. has become a vital military operational force, which has maintained some residual peace throughout each international zone. Loyalty has been a key part between the U.S. and our allies and what we can do as a country to stand side by side and fight for justice and equality. One very well-known member of al Qaeda, who was put on the FBI’s most wanted list, was finally captured after being on the run for many years (2013). Our elite U.S. Army Delta Force put in a plan with assistance from the CIA and FBI to track and capture Abu Arias Libi in his home village. Many believe that his capture was the epitomes of letting al Qaeda know that you can run but you cannot hide forever. He was not only well known but well respected and one of many senior terrorist with al Qaeda who was believed to be a deadly operative who put fear in many, such as the embassy bombings in Nairobi and Tanzania, in which more than 100 people lost their lives (1998). It took years to locate him but less than thirty seconds to capture him in Tripoli. Many believe within the military that we should have never been involved in any conflicts with any other country but our own; however the U.S military will continue to thrive and assist whenever possible. The capture of Abu Arias is a great relief to the U.S. because it is alleged that he may have useful information about the...
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