The Threat Of A Nation 's Security Essay

817 Words Dec 10th, 2014 4 Pages
At the root of a nation’s security is its ability to create and maintain allies that will help insure peace, safety and the survival of the state - especially in a seemingly anarchic international arena. The United States has strategically chosen the nation of Israel as one of its allies. Whether this choice stems from an ideal American rapport with the most stable democratic nation in the Middle East, or from shared values and interests, such as security, education, democracy and independence, it has been said (by numerous American presidents) and proven that Israel can be confident in a lasting friendship with the United States.

Embedded in the proclaimed support for Israel is the American interest in Israeli peace. However, under current circumstances, Israeli peace can only materialized when Arab-Israeli peace is attained, as Arab-Israeli tensions directly threaten stability in the Middle East. This instability is highly problematic because an unstable Middle East is a dangerous Middle East, especially from the American perspective. President Obama articulated it best when he said, “the lack of a resolution to this problem provides an excuse for anti-American militant jihadists to engage in inexcusable action and so we have a national security interest in solving this…” These include groups such as Al Qaeda and XXXXXX, who have a recruitment tactic based on the desired destruction of, and communal hate for America and her promised and manifested support for Israeli –…

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