Topics: World War II, United States, Al-Qaeda Pages: 3 (842 words) Published: May 11, 2014
Rusty Shackleford
Professor Franklin
English 50
28 April 2014

War is a presence in today’s world, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. There will always be conflicts throughout the world, it is how we handle them that could affect our future. It would be nice if everyone could get along and play well, in that case we would not need any war. That’s just not the reality in the real world. There are many positives aspects of war, such as mass employment opportunities, also an economy usually gets better after a war. When a country is going to declare war, it must be sure it used all other resources to try and reason with the opposing country before a declaration is made. Many companies also have the ability to profit from wars.

Many people see the negative effects on war and oppose it; however, they fail to see what can ultimately happen if there also is no war. If no one stood in Adolf Hitler’s way who knows who we would pledge allegiance too. There are some actions you can let slide, but eventually people like Hitler get a little taste of power which can lead to devastating consequences. Another instance would be why we went to war after September 11 2001. Prior to that the United States was not involved with Afghanistan. The U.S. even helped arm and finance Afghanistan during their conflict with the Soviet Union to what is now known as Operation Cyclone. Yet the U.S. was bombed on the basement of the World Trade Center in 1993, luckily many people were not killed that day. Then in October 2000 a US navy ship (USS COLE) was attacked by al Qaeda in a port in Yemen. These were anticipated attacks by a rogue group of people. Finally, on September 11, 2001 we were attacked once again this time leaving a much more devastated outcome. Enough was enough and President Bush declared war on terrorism on 20 September 2001. We went on and fought for our freedom.

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