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  • Pursue A Career In The Military

    combat you may killed many innocent people as U.S troops did in Vietnam. You lose your innocent. Also, most of the veterans were killed. According to www.Statistics brain.com/U.S. war Death statistics, Iraq from 2003 –present, U.S. deaths were 4,800, Afghanistan from 2001- present, U.S. deaths 2,344, this show that many of the veterans die by serving. In addition, many of them got permanent injuries and would be disable for life and some got amputations of limbs. According to www.cbo.gov the statistics of major amputations during the war in Iraq and Afghanistan through April 4, 2011 show that In Iraq, Gunshot wound thirty-one, other combat injury 205, Improvised explosive device 534 amputations. In Afghanistan, the soldiers got limbs amputations. The statistics show that 274 soldiers get injured through improvised explosive device, ten got Gunshot wound and sixty-nine for other combat injury. Comparatively, twenty-two soldiers commit suicide every day according to mrconservative.com/---/17593-22-soldiers-commit-suicide-every-day. A final reason that I would not pursue a career in the U.S. Military is because women are harassed and sexually assaulted. Military sexual harassment and sexual assault on women affect their families. To put in another way, when the women got rapped they could not report to their commander for fear that people will treat them as adultery. It will put an end to their career, and they also want to have a good record. According to Garett Reppenhage,…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Role As An Active Duty Infantry Soldier

    compound, it’s imperative he reaches his gear and weapon and makes it into the bunker so that he can have some sort of shelter from incoming shrapnel that blankets the area. He only wears one head phone at night to ensure he will have the ability to hear the first incoming round because he knows that seconds can mean the difference between life and death. When he does finally awake the next morning, he gets dressed and puts on the 50 pounds of gear for the next mission. Today, they will drive to…

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  • Offensive Warfare Technology

    combatant settings. They are incredibly effective in allowing a single person to take down helicopters, tanks, and buildings (Technology of War). Rocket and bomb technology have also advanced to create tomahawks and smart bombs. Tomahawks are equipped with a GPS and can travel at speeds of 550 mph (Chow). Smart bombs are also much more advanced with new technologies. Old bombs were basic with three components: some type of explosive material, a casing, and a fuze. Smart bombs are equipped with…

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  • Case Study Of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP)

    circumstances that led to the hasty establishment of the MRAP program. Prior to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), the Light Tactical Wheeled Vehicle (LTWV) utilized across the Joint Force was the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV). This vehicle replaced a variety of earlier light utility vehicles including the Jeep and the Gama Goat. The HMMWV is the primary Joint Force LTWV to transport light weapons, cargo, troops, patients or serve as a mobile command post. In these roles, “[t]he…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Experience With Law Enforcement

    away from our family for eighteen months of my life. The war in Afghanistan began in 2001 after the September 11 attacks (Vermilya). In addition to worrying about his safety, I also had to grow up fast. I had to be more mature than my friends, due to the fact that my family needed me to help with household responsibilities. Most twelve year olds don’t have that much weighing on them, plus wondering if their dad is going to make home. Afghanistan is located in a different time zone than the…

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  • The Hurt Locker Theme

    restriction on Iraq would result in a government coup d 'état within Saddam Hussein’s own administration. This failed, and under preceding circumstances, the U.S. decided it was the best option to engage in warfare in order to remove Hussein from power. War is considered a massive game of chess. It is one based on deceit, deception, fear, and is one theme subtly conveyed in Katheryn Bigelow’s 2009 hit film, The Hurt Locker. This American war film follows three soldiers who are tasked with one of…

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  • Personal Narrative: My First Major Mission

    would change my outlook on how knee jerk reactions can ruin a Soldier’s moral and tarnish his or her outlook on the military. As the platoon convoy started heading back home after a long night and long day of policing up the enemy, the second vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. We reacted just as each soldier was taught per standard operating procedure; with no major damage to deem us combat ineffective and no major injuries (besides some perforated ear drums and minor…

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  • Ww2 Compare And Contrast Talsma And Carl Amundson

    For Joel Talsma the majority of his time in Iraq was spent training local police forces and guarding detainees. His greatest threat was not direct combat, but IEDs or improvised explosive devices. Another difference is the amount of isolation the veterans had from the outside world. Since Carl Amundson was serving on a naval ship, he did not have daily contact with the outside world. On the other hand for Joel Talsma, part of his role when he was training local police officers, was interacting…

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  • How Does Technology Affect Globalization?

    An evolving industrialized nation can sprout both negative and positive effects. Technology continues to progress through time and evolve our species, but its triumphs can bring chaos when put into the hands of an immoral individual. For example, Richard Reid, also known as the infamous “Shoe-Bomber”, used his expertise with technology to craft an improvised explosive device (IED) to attempt to kill 197 passengers on American Airlines Flight 63 (Shoe bomber NBC). Technology continues to adapt…

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  • Ambassador Mcwhite's The Ugly American

    Freedom (OIF-VI) for 15 months with 82nd Airborne (ABN), I was ignorant to this most important imperative. However, my personal morals always guided me to treat others with respect, unlike many of my comrades who belittle the Iraqi citizens and our local counterparts. During that deployment, the Operational theme was "winning the hearts and minds." Unfortunately, the flaw in our approach was the same as the American diplomats discussed in McWhite 's vignette. We primarily worked from a Joint…

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