This ted talk addresses the war tapes in which cameras were put in the hands of active duty soldiers. When doing so, the videos produced by these soldiers allow for citizens to understand what active duty is truly like.
This speech addresses Americas intentions in the future involvement with Iraq. Colonel Tim Collins’ states, “We go to liberate, not conquer.” According to Collins our goal was to liberate Iraq and its people so that only one flag will be flow in their ancient land. In order for the U.S. to support Iraq both superpowers needed to trust each other becoming allies was the only way to fully conquer Isis and the authoritarian regime. In my opinion, due to the recent terror outbreaks in Iraq the U.S. felt as an ally they needed to step in and show support towards removing Isis from Iraq. In order to fully sanctify Isis from Iraq, The U.S. needs to keep supporting Iraq with militants, weapons, and information crucial to defeating isis.
In this movie an american cowboy known as Chris Kyle recreates the untold stories of his deployments in Iraq. Kyle is a trained sniper deployed in order to provide support for Navy Seal Task Force Teams that partake in mission across the Iraq continent. In Kyle's first deployment he is immediately sucked into the roll of an American soldier finding it hard to force himself to leave the war knowing more of his brothers are going to die. Chris Kyle served four tours in Iraq which could take up to twelve months each. In my opinion this movie helped Americans understand that war can affect its participants in various ways. Soldiers who return from war often have trouble accepting the fact that they are now sitting at home in peace while others are fighting to maintain a constant peace throughout our society.
This article addresses the hardships of being a silent witness of war. Photojournalists in Iraq are constantly implementing themselves into some of the most dangerous conditions in order to recreate stories for the citizens watching the war at home. Reporters often take photos and videos in order to further develop the readers understanding and knowledge of the situation. War reporters also believe that images allow for much more follow up questions to be asked, further attracting the audience's attention. In my opinion, I believe photojournalism is a much more impactful way of informing society on the issues present not only in Iraq but across the nation. This is because images allow for the readers brain to recreate the scene without simple making mistakes due to lack of prior knowledge on the issue at hand.
This opinion article is written in the perspective view of an Iraqi native. Before United States involvement in Iraq the Nation previously engaged in controversial battles against Iran in order to replace them as the dominant persian gulf state. During this battle Iraq was camouflaged by the actual objectives of war by well designed lies that exploit and perpetuate national discrepancies. In my opinion, the Iraqi nation is cautious towards accepting new allies due to previous conflicts. However, when they believe there nation is at risk they are willing to take the necessary precautions in order to protect what they believe is most influential to their society as a whole.
This article addresses the ongoing conflict with the United States in Iraq. Although the U.S. is no longer technically “At War” with Iraq, we are still currently partaking in Military Operations in order to avert the recurrence of Isis. About fifteen years ago president George Walker Bush declared the countries involvement with Iraq, to this day hundreds if not thousands of american soldiers and innocent Iraqi civilians are dying due to our involvement in Iraq. In my opinion this article provides evidence that the U.S. has no means to withdraw from involvement in Iraq. Considering many american militants as well as iraqi civilians are perishing, there is not much the U.S. Government can do. If we were to withdraw our support from Iraq right now, the consequences could be much more harsh. Isis could repopulate Iraq and continue the spread of an authoritarian regime.