U.S. Intervention

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Should the United States enter into military intervention in foreign countries for humanitarian reason? Why? Why not? Under what conditions should the U.S. intervene if at all? History has been shown to repeat itself, and if we don't learn from it, we are doomed to repeat it. We have watched many genocides happen within the last decade, some of which the U.S. has intervened, and in some cases where they have not. The United States should not intervene in foreign countries for humanitarian reasons because the U.S. may lack investing the amount of troops and resources necessary to make the intervention successful ; that doctrine will be abused unless there is a self-interest at stake. Another reason why the U.S. should not intervene in …show more content…
Take the Iraqi war for example, which has failed to meet the qualifications for a humanitarian intervention. There have been more killings with the U.S intervention then when Saddam Hussein was leader. The U.S. went to war to take Saddam Hussein out of power and confiscate the weapons of mass destruction. Now that Saddam is dead, and no evidence of weapons of mass destructions have been found, why is the U.S. not withdrawing its troops from a war that has not led to any human rights improvement, and has produced more harm than good? Many countries view the U.S. as a world superpower, and expect the U.S to intervene and prevent violations of human rights. If the U.S. is so busy taking care of other nations, who will take care of the homeless people wandering the streets of the United States, or those with disabilities who are unable to work and depend on government aid or the children without medical insurance? The US needs to take care of domestic issues before policing the worlds issues. All the money that the United States would be spending on a military intervention in foreign countries that may not even be successful, (such as in Somalia), could be spent helping the millions of Americans that have no health insurance coverage, and no


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