American Military Policy (Point Counterpoint) by Dr Alan Allport

By Dr Alan Allport

American army coverage is hotly debated.

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Nuclear fuel-cycle and weapons-related technologies have spread to the point that from a technical standpoint, additional proliferators may be able to produce sufficient fissile material for a weapon and to develop the capability to weaponize it. S. Security Requires a Strong Nuclear Deterrent Hussein did not possess an advanced nuclear program, partly because his earlier plans were disrupted by a 1981 Israeli attack on Iraq’s main atomic research center. The Iranians and North Koreans, on the other hand, who have suffered less external interference, may have progressed much further.

The scale of responsibility America Should Reduce Its Nuclear Arsenal this suggests is so staggering that it is scarcely any wonder people have difficulty conceiving of it, and yet Americans have been supporting the policy of MAD now for decades with startling little public debate. • Can you think of any situation in which you would consider the use of nuclear weapons morally justifiable? The carrying out of a war in a just fashion is known in Latin as jus in bello. ” This means that, in order to remain just, an attacker must only use force that is in proportion to the original offense.

7 Such weighty objectives make it incumbent upon the United States to intervene across the globe when major infringements on human rights take place. To turn away on the grounds of cost or because “vital interests” are not affected is a failure to live up to those founding aspirations. • Is the systematic killing of particular ethnic groups a legitimate reason for the United States to take military action? What about the desire to overthrow an oppressive regime, like that of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein?

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