The Gulf War Essay

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The Gulf War Throughout American history wars have played a huge part. From the start of the country to the present wars have played a lagrge part in shaping America into the national power that it is today. Not only is America the most pwerful nation in thwe world but it is also the policeman for the entire world, making and checking up on the world and all the interactions of foreign countries worldwide. Being born in born in the early eighties prohibitied me from experiencing many of the Americas war firsthand. This however changed early in the 1990's. Early in August 1990 the nation of Iraq under president and military chief Saddam Husein Invaded the kuwait. After learning of the invasion America along with president…show more content…
America is one of the most diverse nations in the world, rarely do Americans agree on issues, and a military force is no different. Americans were split when it came to military force in the Persian Gulf.. Many agreed with the president, feeling that a deadline had been set and since Iraq did not acknowledge this deadline force should be used to rid Kuwait of Iraq. The other side of felt that America no longer neede to hold its title as "Police officer of the nation", and that they should work through international diplomacy to solve this issue, rather than use military force. This split itself posed problems for the middle east struggle, was it going to be another vietnam,? Did the president dare send troops to fight overseas without the support of the American people? Though many were opposed to military force, it was for many diferent reasons. Some thought that military force was not needed because the threats imposed by President Bush was in fact acknowledged by the Iraquian troops because they no longer were advancing in territory and no other territory was currently in danger of being invaded, and it would only be a matter of time before they withdrew thier troops. David Chandler in a letter to the la times wrote "The official reasons given by the bush adminastration for going to war in the Persian Gulf are not adequate to explain our agressive

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