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    Tim O Brien Reflection

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    The fascinating thing about a war story is how it does not revolve solely around combat. They are actually more like a hurricane, in that while in the midst of what seems to be a hellacious and destructive disaster, the anxiety and fear before landfall as well as the aftermath, leaving a planet in ruins, are critical in understanding the entirety of the experience. Though the war is a key component to the story, many of the battles occur before and after and create deeper wounds than could ever be sustained while trying to defeat enemy combatants. In The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien recounts many experiences that led up to, occurred during and lingered after the war, which shows that his book has all of the components necessary for a true…

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    1. Define enemy combatant. Provide examples of who might be deemed as such and why? Enemy combatants are persons detained under the executive order established by former president of the United States, George W. Bush. It also includes the definition of an individual who was part of or supporting Taliban or al Qaeda forces, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United states or its coalition partners. One example of someone who may be deemed as such is a…

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    The Red Badge of Courage The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane is the story of a young man named Henry Fleming who enlists with the Union Army in the hopes of becoming a war hero. Shortly after enlisting, the reality of his decision sets in. Instead of becoming a hero immediately, he finds himself waiting most of the time. When he finally has his first battle, he fires into the battle haze, never seeing his enemy. As the next battle approaches, Henry begins to run from the field. Even when…

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    Mathis remained as Sontra’s noble physician after he took the role after his own mentor succumbed to a disease that wiped out a good portion of the town. His mentor would have been proud of her apprentice as he would go on to become a brilliant medic. Clever as he was with an ability to think fast on his feet. Countless people believe that Mathis knew everything to know about medicine and knew how to nurse ever injury and illness imaginable. Medics held the most power in the town after the…

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    the unit may need to delay the mission until the Soldier is present. In this situation, the delayed mission to meet with the village elder could have dire consequences. Arriving late or, worse, not arriving to the meeting would greatly disrespect the elder. The purpose of missions to meet with elders is to “win the hearts and minds” of the people in the conflict. Slighting a village elder could easily lead to a region’s support for our cause dwindling or turning to outright hostility toward our…

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    soldiers get scared in The Red Badge of Courage, but learning that others are scared to fight brings Henry a new found drive in fighting: hate. He hates the enemy, he wants to fight, and Henry aims to win. Courage can always be found in the strangest for these soldiers whether in letters or a photo because this is the reality that drives them to return home. Courage is not always an easy thing to come by, especially in war, and Crane does an amazing job depicting this in the realest sense…

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    War, as many people know, creates massive casualties of humans, hatred among humankind, and overall, catastrophe. Many soldiers, who are also the leading generation for our future, are forced to take part in what could be known as “homicide” as they would go on to kill their enemies, most of them belonging to same age. It is no wonder that the horribleness and atrocity of war is a common theme among poets. The literary works of Owen, Jarrell, and Komunyakaa asserts that war causes severe damages…

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    In 2002, President George W. Bush officially declared that the detainees in Guantanamo Bay were ‘Unlawful Combatants’ and ineligible for the protection of the Geneva Convention on the Laws of War (cite). Here is the first problem. According to the Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, Article 5, a prisoner of war’s status must be determined by a tribunal in order to be declared an ‘Unlawful Combatant’ (Lucian E. Dervan 489). Two years later, in 2004, it was ruled in…

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    approached and the problems they are faced with daily. The global war on terrorism, if nothing else has brought up discussion of when and how people can use violence or restrict the liberties of their own citizens or persons they encounter (Nolte, 2004). Our issues with war on terror have brought up many conflicts that law enforcement got themselves into and there’s many opinions that others have on that. Was it right? What the punishment for it? And many more. In May of 2015 a report was…

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    United States, with a few light fluffy clouds listing lazily by. Each of them had a different vision of the future as they nervously waited for their new training partners. The young nervous Privates who had never seen the horrors of war eye glanced around at the others, looking for some kind of reassurance they had made the right choice. The Specialists’ whose lives were unaffected by the dangers of combat but had listened eagerly to their comrades stories of heroism and valor, longing to be…

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