Home of the Free and Land of the Secure

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A Key problem highlighted is the tendency by development agencies to see developing-country situations in terms of what they believe ‘ought to be’ rather that what they ‘actually are.’ (Hendrickson) We as a people have this idea, an idea that we need to fix people. Looking at our country we see how well we have worked. The people trust and understand that the government and military are there both to help and protect the people who live in the United States (US). Countries that have experienced a dictator ship or are in a power vacuum do not understand this trust. They need help. However, the question of ‘how’ will arise. How can the people trust the government? How can we make this change last? How can we take people from an oppressive society to one of security? Taking a look at the past, we can figure out what will work and what has failed. To reform the security sector we have to look inside and then work our way out in order to establish lasting peace. Both Liberia and Macedonia have displayed the problems and benefits that arise when trying to reform the Security Sector politically and in a post-war society. Force won’t work; countries that need reform have to be approached carefully. Countries that are in the process of transition are in majority a poor country. They have separated from another country or our trying to come out of a oppressive government. When reforming both the government and the military you have to begin with the people. The people have to
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