President Dwight Eisenhower 's Farewell Address Or His Warning

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At the start of Why We Fight we are presented with President Dwight Eisenhower’s farewell address or his warning. “We now stand ten years past the midpoint of a century that has witnessed four major wars among great nations...we yet realize that America 's leadership and prestige depend, not merely upon our unmatched material progress, riches and military strength. (Eisenhower, 1961) Eisenhower states that we should be proud of our great country; however he warns us of the “military-industrial complex” that we will create and how it has now set its foot in American warfare. He urged that we build a strong national defense and create a diplomacy with the USSR. (Jarecki, 2006) His prophecy of this vast military-industrial complex was true.…show more content…
Jarecki is able to reflect how each Americans have responded to the events that occurred between the start of the Vietnam War and the now War in the Middle East. it is quite obvious to see how biased the film is towards the negatives of war and how our only motive for going to war with these Middle Eastern countries is simply for profit . There is truth behind what Jarecki says, but it somewhat manipulated. Throughout the film you see that the director asked questions that brought forth opinion rather than actual fact. In Michael Clare’s book “Resource Wars” he states that there are “emerging battles over such resources as water, oil, energy, minerals, and timber,”. Although one of our motives for entering the war is the resources the country provides. The Journal of Military History” believes that this is a “economization of national security affairs”may be a defining feature of the post-Cold War international order (The Journal of Military History 1265, 1268). This a defining a feature of American military. Although we do not want to harm other countries, sometimes it must be necessary. At the same time it is “rather part of a global trend that suggests a realignment of sovereign security interests.” (Klare 218) As civilians we do not know all of the minor details of the war, and simply blaming the government
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