Essay on Domestic Issues Of The United States

2222 Words Oct 29th, 2016 9 Pages
The variety of domestic issues the United States faced over the last two decades forced the country to focus on its own economic recovery. After the U.S. shifted its focus from “global policeman” to domestic issues, the nation saw a significant economic turnaround . During this period, the United States retook its position as the preeminent world power, which led to the highest gross domestic product (GDP) average and, in turn, balanced the national deficit. While the United States scaled back its foreign assistance, states began to fail, and radical groups took haven if these areas. Failed states continued to rise as the United States developed its technologies, energy developments, and resource independence.1 The lack of major U.S. presence in international economic issues caused many nations to collapse as well. The continent of Africa is the center of gravity for these failed states and radical groups.2 Major powers, such as China, are problematic as they aggressively claim areas surrounding their country. Concentrating on itself for the last decade and a half, the U.S. faces the realities of looming national security threats from both state and non-state actors. Refocusing itself on the myriad of potential dangers, such as Iran and North Korea’s nuclear capabilities, terrorist attacks, cyber-attacks, and China’s strategy concerning aggressive land claims, is the key mission in protecting national interests.

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