War Essays

Warfare & People

Warfare is seen by most people in a bad light for the longest period of time. They perceived this kind of hostilities as something that brought about disadvantageous consequences especially in the number of lives that are lost in such event. It is indeed true that warfare can be attributed to many negative things, as its effects are indeed destructive. However, there are cases wherein warfare could not be prevented. This is observable in the case of medieval Europe that…

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The Kite Runner, Osama and Persepolis

How does life unfold through the eyes of a child? The eyes which sees only so far towards the future. They fail to see the hardships that come along the way. An intellect that is forced to ripen still cannot fully comprehend the meaning of life itself. I see the vast expanse of a world enveloped with fear, clothed with sadness, living in despair struggling along the bitter life they had known since the day they were born. Everyday is…

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The Troop Surge and the Iraq War

Sometimes, what matters to one person may not mean much to another person. This is not because one side is insensitive to the other, but because they are so far removed from the situation that it really does not impact them.             The Iraq War is such an example. For 140,000 troops, the Iraq War is a very dangerous reality. For many millions of people, the War is something that does not affect them because it is “over there.” This…

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Economic Implications of a Us Iranian War

Some have said that the United States and Iran have been involved in a “Cold War” for three decades starting with the fall of the taking of American hostages in 1979. One could trace the problems between Iran and the United States to the installation of the Shah in the 1950s. Regardless of the origins, the fact remains that Iran and the United States consider themselves enemies. As such, it is not out of the question that a war between…

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Impressment of British Men and the Draft of the Vietnam War

In this paper, I would briefly discuss the Impressment of British Men and the Draft of Vietnam War. I would present the similarities and differences of the two eras in answering the question “How are the two eras of Impressment of British Men and Draft of Vietnam wars can be compared and contrast? ” In addition, I would also try to present some argument regarding these era. Impressment is defined as the enforcement of fitted but unwilling men through crude…

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The Origins of the Korean War

The Korean peninsula used to be a unified nation until the Korean War. The book, The Origins of the Korean War by Peter, published in 1981 was among Lowe’s series of books, which among others take the Korean War or any other World War II event for his topic. In this book, the second edition of ‘The Origins of Korean War’, Lowe was convinced that the war was in fact ignited by North Korea when it initiated the attacks to…

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Coming Full Circle

You could almost say that Leadership, the US Army, the Quality Circle (Editors, 2007), and the Baldrige Criteria (Commerce, 2006) have a shared history: Having established above the importance of leadership in all aspects of life in that it is found in the military as well as in the civilian: business even in the spiritual (servant-leadership) or religious—it was the US Army which took the lead in the formation of “quality circles” during the Second World War in the 1940s…

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The War of 1812

The War of 1812 was an important event in American history because from the end of the war forward the United States was respected internationally as a nation. In essence, the United States would gain nothing from the War of 1812 after the signing of the Treaty of Ghent, but what the United States would end the Native American threat on its westernmost borders, but also a new sense of nationalism would emerge. While the causes and effects are diverse…

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Argentina Genocide

There was court investigated crimes against 200 opponents of the military regime in six illegal detention centers in Buenos Aires, One of the crimes was a kidnapping of a man named Jacobo Timerman who was tortured by electric shocks, beatings and solitary confinement in the years he was held illegally. The prosecutor said Jaime Smart was a leading factor in the persecution of opponents in the military. The illegal detention centers were run in police stations under his command. During…

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Clausewitz in the 21st Century

The work of Carl von Clausewitz continues to bring about heated debate in the 21st Century. While many scholars see Clausewitz’s On War as an indispensible military thought in the modern times, others view it as an obsolete or morally repellent argument for unlimited, unrestrained and brutal warfare. [1] Notwithstanding the opposition of present times, this renowned work is considered incomplete and its lack of prescriptive contents has subjected it to interpretations and discourses. Facing this encumbrance, the study of…

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War Causes Change in Society

Since the beginning of civilization, man has always fought for what he believed was his and also on the basis of greed. The need for a war or a battle has always been felt due to conflicts related between tribes in the earlier era. As time passed by, small scale battles turned into full fledged wars, and the war of the tribes turned into war of nations. However one thing that remained same from earlier times till today was that…

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The Western Way of War

The article The Western Way of War found in the book “The Cambridge History of Warfare” is crafted and written by Geoffrey Parker, a History professor at the Ohio State University who has written over thirty books related to military affairs including warfare. The article’s thesis is how the West was won through the superior utilization of economic and intellectual factors and of weaponry. The focus of the essay is to explicate the exact meaning of the western way of…

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Three Aspects of War

All three of the pieces that I have chosen – Picasso’s Guernica, O’Brien’s short story The Man I Killed, and John McCrae’s poem In Flanders Fields – deal with war in some way.  They are all powerful in their own regard and describe war from different perspectives.  Although they may not appear to coalesce at first glance, O’Brien’s short story is what draws all three together.  His writing focuses on many different aspects of war and the way it affects…

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World War Two

After World War Two, the United States government faced a problem. Against Soviet pressure in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, it wanted to convince the world, especially new nations emerging from colonialism, of America’s moral leadership. Often, it found that its most exasperating opponents were some of its own people. The Unites States was profoundly racially segregated. In many states, blacks were legally relegated to separate and profoundly unequal schools. Businesses followed social or legal rules which barred or degraded…

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How Ronald Reagan’s Ended Cold War

How Ronald Reagan’s Ended the Cold War with the Soviet Union “I’ve always recognized that ultimately there’s got to be a settlement, a solution. ” —Ronald Reagan, December 23, 1981 President Ronald Reagan initially had a hard-lined foreign policy with the Soviet Union. At the beginning of his administration, he focused on massive reduction of arms, confirmation of agreements between the U. S. and the Soviet Union, series of negotiations regarding arms control specifically to the employment of arms of…

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