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    The six men are sent to listen for enemy movement in the mountains for a week, but instead of enemy movement, they start hearing strange noises coming from inanimate places such as the fog. After the men cannot cope with the noises anymore, they call in airstrikes and burn all of the mountains. The men still hear the noises after the barrage; so they march back to camp and are questioned abut the airstrike by the colonel. However, instead of answering, they give the colonel a blank stare and salute him. In this story, the colonel is the figure that does not listen. The blank stare the soldiers give the colonel represents the madness that war brings. While on the listening patrol, the soldiers lose touch with reality and hear imaginary noises. “The rock-it’s talking. And the fog, too, and the grass and the goddamn mongooses. Everything talks. The tress talk politics, the monkeys talk religion. The whole country. Vietnam. The place talks. It talks. Understand? Nam-it truly talks”(74). The men believe that all of Vietnam is talking to them as a result of madness from the…

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    (AGG) An airstrike is launched in Afghanistan, destroying a town full of innocent civilians, and leaving it in ash and rubble. (BS-1) These people have their homes destroyed instantly, just like how Najmah’s was after the bombing of her village. (BS-2) Their family members are taken from this world without a moment’s notice, Najmah losing Habib and Mada-jan within less than a minute. (BS-3) These innocent people become permanently traumatized from what they are enduring, or have endured,…

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    explosions… My mother lies on the ground nearby with her legs splayed at odd angles… Habib lies motionless…”(Staples 66-67). This quote clearly shows how her family was killed by a bombing. [STEWE 2] This happens very often in real life, as 21 people died in one province, “On May 9th, the day after Colonel Nicholson's apology, the pro-American governor of Helmand province said 21 civilians had been killed in airstrikes there” ("Hearts, Minds and Death"). Obviously, civilian fatalities caused…

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    Chinese embassy in the Kosovo campaign between March 1999 and June 1999 were of importance because they demonstrated how the airstrikes were not effective, how violence does not lead to peace,…

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    ISIS Research Paper

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    problems can be solved by stopping lone wolf attacks across the world, training people from other countries to fight ISIS, and they need to keep executing airstrikes on ISIS controlled areas. Lone wolf attacks are a big threat to the U.S. "More than 20 lone wolf terrorist plots since 9/11."(Bekiempis). They are harder to identify and stop than big scale attacks. If lone wolves want to be radicalized, they simply connect…

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    (AGG) Imagine sitting at home with your family and not being able to relax because, at any moment, your life and home could be wiped out with a bomb falling from the sky. (BS-1) In the book, Under The Persimmon Tree, author Suzanne Fisher Staples accurately depicts this real life reality for Afghan civilians when she describes how American airstrikes create tragedy in the lives of the two main characters, Najmah and Nusrat. (BS-2) Through the literary element of conflict, Staples shows the…

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    jets to airstrike terrorists in Iraq and determining if it is morally permissible or not, one would have to consider the weight of all people that are affected. When this methodology is applied, the conclusion would be that it is morally permissible to perform the airstrike because the death of innocent people would generate far more unhappiness than if a group of terrorists were killed. To Apply Kan’t Means-End principle, the outlook on people has to be parallel with treating people as a…

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    Middle East it should be considered a very large one. The United States should follow Obama’s four step plan to combat ISIS because it can help take down ISIS without getting too directly involved. America should intervene with ISIS by increasing support of Iraqi security services, working on terrorism prevention, providing help to ISIS victims, and using airstrikes. “The United States has the greatest military in the world and is the only country capable of such action.” (Document B) This…

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    The U.S. should commit combat troops to fight ISIS because nearly a year and a half of airstrikes has not given the results the U.S. government and military would like, the group has inspired others to join and commit acts of terror worldwide, and also because the terror group has managed to destabilize the entire…

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    argues that the British have unique military hardware that would add to the coalition’s strength in combat missions in the country. “The RAF has significant capabilities for precision airstrikes, aerial reconnaissance and air-to-air refuelling support,” he says. “On a daily basis, its Tornado aircrafts and unmanned drones are causing very severe damage to Isis in Iraq. The use of these capabilities over Syria would put additional and extreme pressure on the Isis terror network.” It is…

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