The Importance Of Foreign Conflicts In The United States

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Tensions between intervention and sovereignty have been evident since the early years of this country’s founding. As the world’s only remaining superpower, should the United States remain globally vigilant? Should the United States ever shy away in the fact of glaring evidence of human rights abuses around the world? Should the United States let these countries maintain their freedom and right to govern themselves without outside interference? US involvement in foreign conflicts is a waste of resources, lives and money. US resources should be used to benefit its citizens. They shouldn’t be used to determine the fates of other nations. None of this is any of our business. If the people of a nation support democracy and are willing to …show more content…

No one wants dangerous rhetoric. People want detailed plans. In dealing with North Korea, there are no good options. Pyongyang has been working decisively towards building a nuclear arsenal for years now. Washington, DC has been working just as decisively towards preventing this nuclear arsenal from piling for just as many years, trying to control North Korea by issuing threats (of conducting future military exercises and preparing future economic sanctions) and side-eyeing China. Rinse and repeat. American policy towards North Korea can be summed up nicely with one of President Donald Trump’s many menacing Tweets about the country. This was sent out on April 11, 2017: “North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them! U.S.A.” The recent thundering by both the US and North Korea, however, seems to have increased the chances of conflict. On the September 13th, a spokesman for the Korean Central News Agency (2017) said, among other equally-disturbing statements, “Let’s reduce the US mainland into ashes and darkness.” The statement was a response to the United Nations passing its harshest sanctions ever adopted against North Korea–Itself a response to North Korea’s launch of a missile over Japan’s northernmost prefecture of

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