How Do Foreign Affairs During Vietnam Justify Public Or Private Tactical Behavior?

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question: To what degree is torture valuable? How do foreign affairs in Vietnam justify public or private tactical behavior.

T.S. Eliot: “There is no such thing as a Lost Cause, because there is no such thing as a Gained Cause.” Growth and power come paired with conflict and danger. The United States must use interrogation to ensure the safety of its citizens. A history of torture to get information is prominent between many nations, however the use of such interrogation is often kept private from the public. Naturally loud public uproar and debate occurs over the justification over inhumane treatment of detainees. Upon further exploration into the realistic attributes of conflicts through the lens of the pivotal growth era of the United states surrounding Vietnam war (1950-1975); to a degree, torture may be a valuable tool towards receiving vital information.

Torture can be a powerful tool to receive valuable information which could provide towards saving lives or potentially change power distribution globally. The U.S. has certainly utilized and been victim of the inhuman treatment of prisoners of war, or POWs. Public U.S. policy on torture is affected not only by international affairs, but also by domestic public consensus of the people in the nation. The Vietnam war is what I will be exploring as an example, the conflict itself, alongside the other Indochina wars fought with the U.S., provide insight to the war tactical and educational growth of the government and the…
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