Modern Warfare Essay Examples and Topics

The Iraq War: Background and Issues

Background of the Iraq war The genesis of the Iraq war can be traced back to the cold war period. The term ‘cold war’ refers to the persistent military and political anxiety that was experienced by countries in the Eastern Bloc, including Russia and Warsaw pact allies and the Western Bloc countries such as the […]

How to End the Syrian Civil War?

Introduction Syrian conflict, with inspiration from the Arab spring in the North of Africa, began in March 2011. Though it began as protests against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule, it crossed an important threshold in September 2012 when the International Red Cross society declared it a civil war. Even as the international community remains divided over […]

Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War

The Vietnam War caused unintended consequences for the civil rights movements of the 1960s as it awakened the African-Americans’ consciousness on the racism and despotism that they experienced in the United States. Apparently, when the White House, under the leadership of President Johnson, supported the war entirely did not anticipate the consequences that such decision […]

War Theory Reasons

History has seen wars come and go. For centuries, civilizations have had the constant need to dominate those beneath them. Man’s happiness is measured by what he has, but he is never satisfied by what has. The greatest imperfection of the humans is the thirst for power (Junger, 2011). This statement perhaps defines why countries […]

Kosovo Balkans War

Richard Holbrook best captures the events that took place in Kosovo during the Balkans war in the book ‘End a war’. This book highlights various controversial issues. In particular, the role -played by the U.S. and Nato in the peacekeeping mission are controversial and they come out in this book. Although the Kosovo war is […]

British Battle of Rorke’s Drift/Lsandlwana

Overview Just like the battle of Lsandlwana, the battle of Rorke’s Drift was a battle against the Anglo-Zulu by the British. With 150 troops, the British Empire managed to defend their stronghold against over 4,000 Zulu warriors. This outcome contradicts with the Isandlwana battle where the British troops succumbed to a massive defeat from the […]

Kosovo: Origins, Developments & Outcomes

The process of post-Cold War change in the Balkans has been approached and studied from a multiplicity of conceptual frameworks and assumptions by scholars and political analysts. The most dominant and consistent, according to Pula (2004), is the so-called ‘transition view’, which interprets a post-communist change in Eastern Europe as a struggle with the tradition […]

Arguing the Just War in Islam

The argument about Islam being a religion that practices war arose following the September 11 terrorist attack. “The fact is that Muslims today are involved in a serious argument about political ethics; this argument is framed in terms of practices that are central to the Islamic tradition” (Kelsay 4). Many people have been questioning the […]

Why the Soviets Lost their War in Afghanistan

Introduction On December 27, 1979, the world woke up to the news of the invasion of puny Afghanistan in Asia by the then super power of the Soviet Union. The news brought with it the surmise that this was a war that Afghanistan, a disunited country with limited military resources, would not stand up to […]

The Origin and Definition of Christian Just War Theory

Introduction As a rule, war is perceived as a social, political and economic catastrophe that profoundly affects the lives of many innocent people. In most cases, this clash between nations is a cruel way of resolving conflicts. This is why diplomats representing various countries attempt to avoid violent confrontations between nations at any costs. Sometimes, […]

The Use of Force Against Afghanistan by the U.S

Introduction The war in Afghanistan has been discussed for several years to determine whether the use of force was just according to the just war theory. The United Nations defined and set the standards for a just war at Nuremberg. The standards of a just war are remunerated and explained in articles 2 and 51 […]

Ethnic Polarization and the Duration of Civil War

Introduction The article discusses the relationship between the civil war duration and ethnic polarization. The arguments in the article provide that civil wars are key barriers to the development of the economy. Civil wars lead to the destruction of infrastructure, loss of human life and have an effect on future prospects for investment. The causes […]

The American Strategic Culture in Vietnam War

Many parts in the book by Ronald Spector, the author of After Tet, explain the American strategic culture in Vietnam War. In his book, Spector makes it clear that the United States has never been involved in any war similar to that in Vietnam. In this war, collaboration between the United States and South Vietnam […]

Terrorism in Israel and Palestine

Introduction The conflict between Israel and Palestine is the most important security issue the Middle East is facing. This conflict is related to the concept of Palestinian national identity. The Palestinians do not have a state of their own and they currently occupy the geographical area that constitutes Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza […]

Operation Phantom Fury- the Second Battle of Fallujah

Introduction The second battle of Fallujah was “code named” Operation Phantom Fury or Operation Al-Fjr. This war involved American, British and Iraqi states in November and December, 2004 in Fallujah, Iraq. The war of Fallujah was reported to have been the worst in the history of the US due to the nature of armory used, […]

The significance of ‘No Man’s Land’

‘No Man’s Land’ is a war time movie that satirizes the War of the Balkans. Produced by Danis Tanovic, ‘No Man’s Land’ depicts more than the horrors and the vagaries of war. The movie depicts the complexities that are likely to rise in a conflict situation especially with with regards to international relations. More significantly, […]

The Second Battle of Fallujah

Introduction The Second Battle of Fallujah was the deadliest war that took place during the Iraq War, which occurred in 2004. What led to the Second Battle of Fallujah was the unsuccessful First Battle of Fallujah, which strengthened the insurgents who sought refuge in Fallujah and made it their stronghold during the Iraq War. The […]

The Liberation War of Algeria and its Many Mistakes

Introduction The campaign for liberation of Algeria took place over fifty years ago. However, the wars that characterized the liberation war of Algeria where the French fought against the Algerians who were seeking independence from their colonizers. The liberation war in Algeria lasted for eight years and in the end, the natives achieved independence against […]

US intervention in Iraq

Iraq War The Iraq War commenced in 2003. This war has been the largest and the longest that the US military has ever engaged in since the Vietnam War. The biggest question has been: was the Iraq War worth it? This paper will actually present an analysis that proves that the Iraq War was actually […]

Morality of Warfare

Introduction It is the expectations of every human being that the world will be a peaceful place where one would be able to live without fear of being attacked by anybody. Many people in the world expect to that they will live with each other as brothers and sisters without hatred and the idea of […]

Vietnam War

Introduction Vietnam War was a long time tussle between the northern and the southern region of Vietnam which culminated into one of the bloodiest wars of the time. America played a dominant role in this particular war with Hanoi and Washington waging war in an attempt to ensure that Vietnam was free from the domination […]

Vietnam MY Lai Massacre

Introduction This paper analyses the vents that happened at My Lai village and why it could have been prevented had the US army followed the principles of war. The paper starts by looking at what really happened and then proceeds to analyze whether the killings could indeed have been prevented. Many will remember the My […]

The humanitarian crisis in Kosovo

Introduction The usage of force as a tool of humanitarian war has been a subject of contention in years since the First World War. Some schools of thought argue that it is not legally acceptable to use violence in trying to achieve particular humanitarian objectives. On the other hand, there are some scholars who believe […]

Impacts, Justification and Legitimacy of the U.S Invasion of Iraq

Abstract The United States invasion of Iraq in 2003 came at a time when the war on terrorism was at its peak. After the events of the September 11, 2001, the Bush Administration vowed to combat all acts of terror within and outside U.S borders. While this initiative was highly applauded by the international community […]

A Just Humanitarian War: Kosovo 1999

No man is an island entire of itself…. any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. John Donne, Meditation XVII, 1624 Nothing is more essential, than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular Nations, and passionate attachments for […]

Can use of Force be justified as a Humanitarian War?

A humanitarian war is generally defined as the trans-boundary use of military force for the main purpose of protecting citizens undergoing abuse from their government, either directly, or by allowing and aiding extreme mistreatment (Heinze 8). The invasion of Kosovo by NATO military forces in 1999 is widely perceived by many as the almost perfect […]

The Social Health and Economic Costs of Agent Orange in Vietnam

War has apparent disruptive implications on not only people’s lives but also the economy and the environment. War disturbs settlements arrangements, destroys infrastructure, disrupts the education system, destroys the social fabric, jeopardizes civil freedoms, destroys the environment, causes food scarcity, and compromises on the health and wellbeing of the population. These effects often have long-term […]

British army in Afghanistan

Introduction The war in Afghanistan that broke in2001 evoked the intervention of the United States and United Kingdom. The main aim of intervention was to topple the Taliban and ensure there is liberty in the capital invaded by the Taliban. Helmand province has been the center of concern of the British army. British have the […]

Debate of Gun Control in America

Gun control issue The issue of gun control raises a very contested debate whenever any act of violence is committed and a gun is involved executing it. Several stakeholders, including politicians, policy implementers, gun lobbyists, and the civil society have been engaging in the discussion for over a century, but an ultimate response is yet […]

Intelligence Operations in Afghanistan, 2001-to Present

Introduction Intelligence operations on security have become a core function that no security group can do without if it wants to succeed. Intelligence operations have mutated since time immemorial from a simple primitive spying to the present-day highly technological and sophisticated operations. Intelligence is important to users of the intelligence information because it keeps them […]

Killing the Innocence in War, Justified or Murder?

Abstract The debate surrounding the justification of deaths of innocent people caused by warring soldiers during war is a complicated issue to deal with. For fear of being attacked by disguised enemies, soldiers have ended up killing innocent civilians including older men, women, and children. While some people have argued that this may be acceptable, […]

Ethical Issue in Nuclear War

Nuclear war is a significant phenomenon in the entire world. Ethically, the destructive potential of the current nuclear materials and weapons remains an eminent threat to the entire public (Deane-Drummond & Manley 2010, p. 14). This paper identifies the ethical dilemma notable in the nuclear weapons and medicine in general. Analytically, it is notable that […]

Society ethics in modern war technology

The world is moving forward, and it is currently changing from the industrial age to the age of information technology. Technology is constantly changing at a fast rate. The United States of America is the leader in technological advancement in relation to military activities. The military has seen transformations in the weaponry and machinery use. […]

Iraq War in 2003

Introduction Iraq war 2003 is considered as the 2nd Gulf war. In 2001, when George Bush became the president, chances of war in Iraq grew rapidly as Bush administration accused Iraq of producing weapons of mass destruction. Iraq countered this allegation, but could not stop the US from pushing the issue further. Afterwards, the war […]

The Second Lebanon War 2006

The Second Lebanon War (2006) is the specific military conflict between the paramilitary organization Hezbollah and the state of Israel associated with the question of the Lebanon’s territories and the states’ control over them. Although there are no controversies about the trigger of the conflict, it is possible to pay attention to the radical opposition […]

Pros and Cons of Eighteen Year Olds Serving in the Armed Forces

Introduction There have been various debates regarding whether it is necessary to enlist eighteen year olds to serve in the military for two years after high school. This paper will focus on arguments which support and oppose the enlisting of eighteen year olds into the military. Pros Proponents argue that mandatory conscription at eighteen makes […]

Triumph at Kapyong

The book, Triumph at Kapyong, which was written by documentary and television news reporter, Dan Bjarnason, serves as honor to both the involvement of Canada in the mediations and its actions to response against Communist attacks. This book was released in 2011 as a dedication to 60th Anniversary of the war. The release date was […]

The Korean War: 1950-1953

Introduction The Second World War marked the starting of the Korea predicament. According to SparkNotes, the 1950-1953 war started when the South Koreans, who were non communists, were attacked by the communist army of North Korea. This is when the Allies were assigned to take over the Korean cape that was previously engaged by Japan. […]

The Political Aftermath of the Sri Lankan Civil War

The civil war that occurred in Sri Lanka has a long history dating back to the early 20th century. The Tamil and Sinhalese communities which are the two major communities in Sri Lanka started disagreeing on major national issues during the process of preparing the first constitution of the country after the country gained independence […]

Wars in Modern Arab history

Wars in modern Arab history has been caused by quite a number of factors. The armed conflict being experienced in Arab world today is not a new phenomenon at all. Historical records demonstrate that widespread conflict in Arab world can be traced back from over 500 years ago. However, the Arab-Palestinian conflict is a vivid […]

War, Its Definition, History and Aspects

Proposal I would like to write about war as a topic and this is because of various reasons. War has been with us for a long time and that is why this is a good topic that can be looked at in relation to the society’s needs. The prospective areas of war are wide and […]

New and Old Wars Comparison

The argument that there are “New wars” dissimilar to older forms of warfare is not only generalist, but also not supported by existing scholarly and objective literature on the subject. According to Mary Kaldor, “New Wars” differ from older forms of warfare in their goals, methods of implementation and financing. I believe, and will show […]

Why did conflicts in Yugoslavia lead to war in the 1990s?

Introduction The essay is a critically analysis of the reason why conflict in Yugoslavia led to war in the 1990s. According to Welch, 1993 conflict has been defined in various ways but one definition adopted for the sake of the paper is a scenario in which there exist or thought resistance to main beliefs, opinion, […]

Iraqi invasion to Kuwait

Introduction The attack of Kuwait by Iraq can also be referred to as “the Iraq –Kuwait War”. This was a serious war that involved Iraq and its neighbor Kuwait, which eventually culminated to a long stalemate of approximately seven to eight months. During the period of conflict, Kuwait was controlled by Iraq. This conflict drew […]

Separatist Movement in Chechnya

Chechens are the ethnic minority subordinated to Russia for the last two hundred years. After the fall of the Soviet Union, a movement for independence was launched by the Chechen separatists who aimed to gain independence for their country. As a result, two wars between Chechens and Russia were started and many acts of terrorism […]

The Arab States After The Second World War And The Six-day War

Introduction The United Arabs Emirate is a country in the Middle East. It is about 30,000 square miles with a population of around six million people. The climate of the united Arabs Emirates is hot and humid with considerably low rainfall. The country is largely a desert but there is little agriculture practiced in some […]

The Relevance of Clausewitz’s Fog and Friction in a Digital Age

Fog and Friction Since time immemorial, when humans started waging war on each other, the ability to reduce and understand the unknowns of warfare has determined the victor in most cases. These unknowns of war, described by Karl von Clausewitz as the fog and friction of war[1], have ever been present in warfare. Until recently, […]

Why Did The United States Lose The Vietnam War?

Vietnam is a strip of land situated on the Eastern part of Indochinese Peninsula in Southern Asia, sharing the northern border with China and stretching over a thousand miles. Lying in the tropics close to the equator, Vietnam has never been peaceful, as the region was always torn by constant civil wars, where the Vietnamese […]

The Kashmir Crisis: An Ethno-Religious Perspective

Introduction In recent history, the Kashmir region in South West Asia has been a subject of confrontations and wars between the nations of India and Pakistan. The two states claim the territory as theirs; a disagreement that has disintegrated in a war about three times. At the onset of India’s independence from Britain in 1947, […]

Defining and explaining the historic significance of Zheng He, Zaibatsu, and Tonghak Rebellion

Zheng He was a Muslim Chinese explorer, court eunuch, and fleet admiral. He commanded ambitious voyages to various countries between 1405 and 1433. Serving as a court eunuch in the Chinese capital, Zheng He helped Zhu Yuanzhang conquer the Yuan Dynasty. Similarly, during a coup, Zheng He assisted Zhu Di, son of Zhu Yuanzhang, gain […]

UAE Involvement in the Iran-Iraq War

Introduction The Iran-Iraq War, which took place from 1980 to 1988, is the longest military confrontation between two countries in the 21st century. This war was sparked by border disputes between Iran and Iraq and the main aggressor was Iraq. Part of the reason why the war was able to last for so long was […]

Role of United Arab Emirates in Iraq-Kuwait War

Iraq-Kuwait war began in the year 1990. The conflict escalated following Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. During this conflict, Iraq’s soldiers invaded Kuwait, raped, looted, and killed resisting Kuwaitis on the spot (King, 1991). It is alleged that the world learned about these atrocities from Kuwaitis who managed to escape to the neighbouring countries unharmed. Following […]

Why the United States Entered Iraq and Kuwait War

Introduction Kuwait turned out to be the British colony through the Kuwaitis application in the year 1889. While sketching the boundaries, Kuwait acted under Iraq until the year 1923. It connected to the Arab League following the pulling out of British protection. However, there emerged a protest by Iraq that Kuwait was under its countryside. […]

Compare and Contrast Paper: The Vietnam War and Korean War

The Vietnam War and the Korean War had many similarities. First of all, the decision to start both wars had an ideological background. According to the Truman Doctrine, the government of the United States supposed that in case if Korea and Vietnam choose communism as the ideology, the United States has to stop this process. […]

Rape as a Tool of War in DRC

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has undergone a series of war over the past fifteen years. The first war that broke out in 1996 and ended in 1997, ousted long time ruler Mobutu Sese Seko and brought to power Laurent Kabila, a rebel leader supported by Rwanda and Burundi (HRW 35). The second war […]

War in Afghanistan: Should the U.S. Pull Out Now?

September 11, 2001 terrorists’ attacks on American did trigger United States and United Kingdom to invade Afghanistan in search of prime terrorist, Osama Bin Laden, the master mind of terrorists who is responsible for the terrorist activities across the world. Osama Bin Laden belongs to Al-Qaeda terrorist organization that has it basis in Afghanistan, allied […]

Kosovo 1999: Hacking the military

Chechnya 1994: Propaganda Advance in technology and easy access to the internet has resulted in increased cyber crime and terrorism. Hackers are on a daily basis getting access to information that belongs to organizations and government agencies without prior consent. This jeopardizes the security of information and data since the data is either made available […]

International ethics: statement of the problem

Introduction As human beings, we live in a world where differences exist. Despite these differences, human beings have the capacity to choose which direction they ought to follow. This is usually based on the values and principles which are held by individuals. Essentially, choosing what is right or wrong is what constitutes to what ewe […]

The Vietnam War: A Clash of Viewpoints

Introduction: The Deadly Breath of the War Among all controversial issues that the humankind conceal sin the folds of time, the history of was must be the most biased one. Caused by certain political issues and demanding enormous blood-shedding to satisfy its thirst for cruelty, war is the most despicable and disgusting invention of the […]

Iraqi War: An Unjust War

One reason why I believe the Iraq invasion was not justified is because it resulted in an escalation of violence in Iraq. Prior to the 2003 invasion in Iraq, the country had a functioning government in place and not many incidents of violence were witnessed. The war in Iraq resulted to the ousting of Saddam […]

The Causes of Korea war and How it epitomized Cold War

Introduction The Korean War was fought in Korean Peninsula between armies from North and those from South Korea. The war began in the wake of June 25, 1950 at 4:30 AM and fighting proceeded until July 27, 1953. It is estimated that two million Koreans perished, majority of who were northerners. There was blame from […]

The war in Afghanistan

Introduction Whenever the name Afghanistan comes up in a news item, print or electronic, stories of war always follow with notoriety. Audiences across the world normally brace themselves for news of suicide bombings, shootings, and drone attacks. The intensity and duration of the war in Afghanistan has made people all over the world accustomed to […]

War in Afghanistan

Causes of the War Aldrich, G. (2002). The Taliban, Al Qaeda, and the Determination of Illegal Combatants The American Journal of International Law, 96 ( 4), 891-898. This article gives an in depth description of the causes of the war in Afghanistan. The war had been caused by the September 11 bomb attacks in the […]

What the U.S should do in Afghanistan

Introduction Terrorism is certainly one of the greatest threats to international security, peace, and stability. It is one of the main challenges facing the international community since the end of Cold War, which threatened to plunge countries back to devastating warfare like First and Second World Wars. Consequently, the international community, led by the world’s […]

China’s Support for North Vietnam in the Vietnam War

Introduction One of the major wars waged after the Second World War was the Vietnam War (1965-1968). The two major antagonists in this war were China which backed North Vietnam and the US which backed South Vietnam. This war was in actual sense a front from which an ideological war between China and America was […]

The Relationship between China and Vietnam in 1979

Introduction Vietnam had been a close ally of the People’s Republic of China in the 1960s and early 1970s. Due to their cordial relationship, Vietnam always received both financial and material support from China during its time of need (Womuck 67). For example, during Vietnam’s conflicts with its foes such as the US, China sent […]

Burning Down of the Village in Platoon

Background Information US soldiers went into war in South Vietnam and had the duty to organize how they will attack and outmaneuver Vietnamese soldiers. The US Soldiers were assigned to the 25th Infantry Division and immediately an arrival they started digging foxholes, to shield them against bullets and attacks from enemy soldiers. This was one […]

Lee’s Korean War

Introduction The Korean War which is termed as the forgotten war was a military conflict that started in June 1950 between North Korean who were supported by peoples republic of China backed by Soviet Union and South Korean with support from the United Nations and the American forces. The war was an episode of cold […]

Ethic of War as the Way Avoid the Conflicts

Introduction Since time immemorial, man has debated on whether warfare is a moral thing to do. Although it is common sense that peace is better than warfare, man has continually engaged himself in war with fellow men. Research has revealed the fact that the improvement of technology and the general progression of a nation does […]

Keep the Troops

Since the bombing of the U.S embassies in Kenya, Tanzania and the terror attacks on the U.S in 1999, Al Qaeda, or Osama bin Laden are names that rekindle the bitter memories. Consequently, the U.S, Britain, and NATO combined forces to dismantle and eliminate Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, which is the base of terror groups. […]

An Individual’s Opinion Poisons a Nation

Introduction Vietnam has a long history of political instability. However, this came into global attention during the fight against communism that tore the country into pieces. The war not only involved the Vietnamese but also a number of other states. The other states that were involved in this war were the United States of America, […]

The Libyan Conflict

Introduction The Libyan conflict pits the supporters of the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, on one side and the anti-Gaddafi forces backed by the international community. It began as peaceful protests that later degenerated into a rebellion after use of excessive force on the protesters by the supporters of the government opposed to the revolution. Both […]

Lehrack, Otto. First Battle: Operation Starlite and the Beginning of the Blood Debt in Vietnam Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2004

The topic of this book was the very first battle in the Viet Nam conflict, as fought by the American marines against the North Vietnamese. The actual thesis was that the Viet Cong’s underestimation of the United States military forces’ ability to rapidly and effectively deploy and fight, pretty much lost the North Vietnamese the […]

The Significance of the Korean War

Introduction One of the major results of the Second World War was the emergence of two world super powers; the United States of America and the Soviet Union. These two powers appeared to be pitted against each other from an ideological point of view resulting in high polarization. The United States favored communism while the […]

Vietnam War: The Battle Where There Could Be no Winners

In spite of the fact that history is constantly repeating itself and the sad lessons that then next generation is about to learn, in fact, do not differ from the ones taught to the ancestors, people go on and on making the same mistakes. That goes for all wars that have ever been carried out […]

Effects of War on Humanity in Terms of Human Rights

Introduction Although war starts due to negative administrative assertion such as affirmations by administration catalyze its emergence. Good example of affirmation include the indications that war in Iraq stated because Iraq was in violation of some U.N. Security Councils Resolutions, such as being in possession of weapons of mass destruction. Fight for peace is also […]

The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution of 1964 is a Turning Point in Vietnam War

Vietnam War is the American’s longest war. During the war, there were many turning points that influenced on the flaw of it and “changed its direction”. The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution that occurred in August 7, 1964, was one of the major turning points in the United States military involvement into the flow of the […]

Why and how did the US get involved in the Korean War?

Introduction On the surface, the Korean War seemed like a normal war between North and South Korea; however, there was more to it than what met the eye. This was a war between the United States of America and the Soviet Union. Critics and adherents alike have come up with many hypotheses as to why […]

Causes and Effects of the Vietnamese War

The Vietnam War was one of the longest fought military battles in the Southeast Asian history. Although the war was primarily between north and South Vietnam, the United States and other Guerrilla armies gave a divided support to the two worrying factions, a fact that intensified the war leading to numerous losses of lives, properties […]

Why the Iraq War did not go according to plan

The way the Iraq War ended was not as it was planned by the United States. This is because, initially, the United States government had planned its intervention in Iraq to bring a government with multiple parties that was based on democracy. The government was to be in good terms with the Republic of Israel […]

Iraq’s Political and Economical State

Many nations in the world are what they are today mostly because of their ancient roots. A country with deep roots in terms of culture, ethics and politics stands firm in its decisions and therefore not swaggered by any uprising issues. A good example is the United States of America which because of its roots […]

Views on Vietnamese war in the Revisionism School

The Vietnamese War is one of the hotly contested debates among political scientists, historians and even journalists. In the event of hot debates, different personalities induce different ideologies creating different schools of thought. From orthodox to revisionism, there are still contentious issues on who was responsible for the war in Vietnam and why America decided […]

Stories from Vietnam

What do stories related by soldiers who fought in Vietnam tell you about the experiences of soldiers in Vietnam? How was this war different from World War II? The Vietnam War turned out to be one of the most tragic experiences of the twentieth century. Not only did it bring about death and sorrow inherent […]

Concepts of the Vietnam War

Introduction Leading historical scholars term the Vietnamese war an accident while accusing United States for its contribution. The war did bring controversies nationally and internationally. The controversy was because of some faction supporting it whiles the rest opposing it vehemently. Interestingly, majority of the people who opposed the war were college students simply because, in […]

War in Afghanistan

Since the invasion led by the United States in Afghanistan in the year 2001, the nation has suffered a lot of violence. The violence started with the September 11th attack on the U.S. by the Al-Qaida. Afghanistan was the origin of the attack and thus U.S. troops were deployed to Afghanistan after the attack. U.S. […]

Vietnam War Timeline 1961-64

Introduction Indeed, the just war wage policies (JWPs) were famous with the Vietnam War of 1961-64. However, it can be critically argued that the JWPs might fail in certain war cases owing to several challenges such as terrorism, lethal weapons, and genocide issues, which render this policy ineffective. Therefore, it is important to re-think whether […]

The Just War Theory

Just war theory is the most prominent standpoint on peace and war ethics. The theory deals with the right to resort to war and proper conduct of war. This policy equips international policy makers with accurate criteria to use to allow them evaluate the morality of interventions of specific arms of the military. Criteria like […]

The Role of the US in the Gulf War

The first Gulf war involved a coalition of forces against Iraq, and the war occurred between August 2, 1990, and February 28 1991. The United States of America (US) led a coalition of thirty-four nations in attacking Iraq and pushing this nation out of the borders of Kuwait, a country that Iraq had attacked and […]

Protests and music of the Vietnam War

Introduction The Vietnam War was perhaps the worst war the U.S. ever took part in. The government suffered massive losses, and the war substantially tainted its image. As the war progressed, the government faced great set-backs because public were totally against the war. The government had lied to the public about the intentions of the […]

The War in Iraq and the U.S. Invasion

On September 11, 2001, devastating terrorist attacks took place on the United States that resulted in the death of about 3,000 people and the injury of about 6,000. The terrorists’ attacks were the start of the battle cry for the search of liberty and freedom as American politicians promised to do everything in their powers […]

Role of prejudice in wars in Iraq

Abstract The essay covers the role of prejudice in wars in Iraq. It defines prejudice and explains its role and effects. Other forms or factors of prejudice such as racism and discrimination are explained. The main causes of prejudice are explained and how they can be used to resolve and be used for the benefit […]

The Vietnam War Outcomes

Introduction The Vietnam War was and is still considered the longest deployment of the U.S military in the history of U.S wars. It took place when John F. Kennedy was in power in the 1960’s. Over two thousand military soldiers were deployed to the South Vietnam where the number increased gradually over time. President John […]

America’s War on Drugs

Introduction For close to four decades now, the American government has been trying to find a lasting solution for the drug abuse problem in the country. In his office days, President Richard Nixon identified drug abuse as a threat to the security of the nation. At the time, Nixon was concerned by the sudden surge […]

The Balkan Crisis

Introduction The Balkan crisis that began in 1989 was a revolution that put to an end the Soviet-mode Communism in socialist states of East European nations beginning from the Baltic to Balkans; these proved to be both spectacular and largely unanticipated. The Balkan crisis that that began outgrew from collapse due to economic failures, the […]