Wars Essays

The Fog of War

Any military commander was honest with himself will admit that he had made mistakes in the application of the military power. He had killed many people unnecessarily. But he hasn’t destroyed nations. As McNamara said “In this world, there will be no learning period with nuclear weapons, you make one mistake and you are going to destroy nations. ” According to that, McNamara was trying to tell us that using nuclear weapons in these days will be extremely harsh and…

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Jazz Music Between World Wars

The jazz craze in music during the 1920s reflected a general spirit of the times for many commentators like Seldes that this decade became known as the Jazz Age. Following World War I, jazz music certainly captured the popular imagination. The rapid popularity of jazz music led to its equally rapid spread among musicians. No other style up to this time in American popular music so quickly came to dominate popular performance. The American vernacular, which had already made significant…

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Wars, Endless Wars

In the article entitled Wars, Endless Wars, Bob Herbert discusses how the continuing American war policies in both Iraq and Afghanistan will continue to harm the economy in this period of recession. The arguments brought up by this article are not new or controversial rather they re-iterate what many Americans already know about the war in Iraq and Afghanistan in order to justify the writer’s main point of view. The main thesis of the article is that the wars in…

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In the Book Aptly Titled Hannibal

In the book aptly titled Hannibal, Serge Lancel provided a nitty-gritty exposition of Rome’s Great Commander life history. Through this book, Lancel aims to provide a concise account of Hannibal’s greatness to enlighten some misconceptions about the hero, and to outline how Hannibal reached the summit of success, in terms of war. The book explicates Hannibal’s historical biography from childhood up to the moment of his downfall, to give the reader a clear picture of Hannibal’s attributes, strengths, weaknesses, and…

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Foreign Nations Intervention in Civil Wars

The events in history had seen many civil wars that took place in various parts of the world. Civil wars are defined as “violent conflict between organized groups within a country” (Fearon, 2006). Being the case, it is questionable as to why foreign nations intervened with such kind of domestic affairs. The intervention of foreign nations entails a specific reason or agenda in their part, which is the main cause as to why they participate in the civil wars of…

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Israeli Wars from 1948 to Present

The 1948 War of Independence, which took place between November 1947 and July 1949, was started by a 6 month civil war between Jewish and Arab militias at the end of the British mandate of Palestine. This turned into a regular war after the declaration of Independence and the intervention of several Arab armies. The five surrounding Arab nations i. e. Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon with support from Saudi Arabia launched a coordinated attack on Israel from the…

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