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    War is considered by many to be one of humanity’s central traits as an advancing species and as such it holds a heavy influence on our past, present and future. From warring tribes in Africa during the dawn of man to the great Empires of Greece and Persia warfare has always been present, whether this war is for defense of a homeland and families, to conquest for more power and wealth or freedom from persecution and oppression. These forces drive mankind and have pushed us technologically and…

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    Women in combat: Imagine being woken up by shouting and exceptionally loud gun shots. Not understanding what is happening, you look to your left where normally a friend and a roommate would lay in their cot, however they are nowhere to be found. Taking a moment to pounder the situation, and remembering that new recruits just arrived a few days ago, you start to believe that maybe it was just one of them misfiring their weapon. Rolling over and beginning to get comfortable again when suddenly…

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    The Power of Imagination: An Analysis of Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried What would the world be without the power of imagination? If you have ever pondered this thought, you may relate to Tim O’Brien, the author of the novel The Things They Carried. As a soldier in the gruesome Vietnam War, Tim O’Brien suffers physically, mentally, and emotionally from the effects of the war. From witnessing fellow friends being shot and wounded, to trying to locate and rescue a good friend’s dead body,…

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    Child Soldiers Case

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    The Problem of Child Soldiers: The Case of CAR After the Second World War, the nature wars have changed. They are no longer between states or alliances. They are within states. Usually as a result of parties within states rising up against unfair treatment, inequitable distribution of wealth that have led to economic disparities, control of resources, corruption or disdain for other ethnic groups within the same country. Reasons for the new phenomenon surrounding conflicts have not changed the…

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    Essay On Military Ethics

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    Enlisting in the military involves stating an oath, which says that this is a choice without reservation or purpose of avoidance. Locally, the effect of this choice is all around us; there are over three thousand soldiers in the Montana National Guard. The army instills multiple creeds and acronyms into all its up- and- coming soldiers, in attempts to have them know these codes for many years to come. Soldiers are taught manners, how to do their job and duties, and to work their hardest to be…

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    The news media’s relationship towards the US government and the military, should be one of holding them accountable to what the people elected the officials to do, or to hold the military accountable of their actions. As well as, providing motivation for Americans during a time of war. Three examples of this are the following. One, Ernest “Ernie” Taylor Pyle, and his stories about the ordinary soldiers fighting in World War II. The second example was, the burning of Cam Ne in the Vietnam War.…

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    Was the Vietnam War worth it? This was a question asked by many young men being drafted into the United States military to fight in the war through 1959-1975. After the men were drafted, they faced many struggles through basic training, but unfortunately, it was only the beginning of a long list of trials. One of the first trials the soldiers would experience was extreme change in climate and adapting to the rough terrain. Second, was navigating through the jungle, avoiding the…

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    College , n.d.). The rules are put into place to be compliant with international law for conducting war, minimize friendly fire accidents, and protect civilians. All of these regulations also had political motivation and each level of rank within the army from foot soldiers to the President were micromanaged under these political constraints; this paper will examine six key participants. The field soldiers in the Vietnam War were the lowest ranking; they were expected to follow command without…

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    Power Of Shame

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    The Power of Shame As the old saying goes, “war is hell.” It is a horrifically life-changing experience that inflicts irreparable trauma, both physiological and psychological. Of those who emerge intact from the battlefield, few are able to ever fully adjust back to civilian life and to reconcile the violence and bloodshed of war with the security and tranquility of life at home. In addition, these soldiers lack the emotional support they require, as fellow veterans are the only ones who can…

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    The United States of America has been at war since 2001. The two campaigns are known as Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraq Freedom. Since the beginning, there has been over 1.5 million troops deployed to the region (Savitsky, Illingsworth, & Dulaney, 2009). It does not matter what the job is, the chances that a soldier will experience a form of trauma is almost guaranteed. It was no different for Lieutenant Commander Heidi Kraft. In her book, Rule Number Two: Lessons I Learned in…

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