The United States And The Middle East

831 WordsSep 1, 20154 Pages
Over the past decade, the Middle East has proven to be a complex quandary that the United States is ultimately unequipped to handle. Before the U.S. can possibly pacify the region, it must first work to conquer obstacles domestically. The U.S. should also recognize the source of conflict in the Middle East and use this knowledge in the future as a foundation for a solution to amity. Thus, the approach that the United States should employ in regards to the Middle East is to gradually pull out and become a more self-sustaining nation. However, the U.S. should actively participate in global meetings with other countries as well. This proposal will prove to be the most advantageous solution for both the U.S. and the Middle East. The United States is often perceived as a beacon of peace and prosperity. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The U.S. is currently boiling in a $17 trillion dollars (and counting) debt crisis. To put it bluntly, the United States has neither the resources nor knowledge to placate the circumstances in the Middle East. The U.S.’s first and foremost priority must and should be itself. Thus, the best option for the U.S. is to reduce its military presence in the region. The country has one of the highest military budgets on Earth, spending more money than China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, France, the U.K., Germany, Japan, and India combined. As establish beforehand, it cannot afford to mindlessly disburse funds. By retreating from the Middle East, the U.S. can
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