Recommendation to National Security Council regarding military presence in Afghanistan

To: The National Security Council From: Mxxxxxxx, Policy Analyst at the Ford School Subject: Conflict in Afghanistan Date: 02/12/2019 ——————————————————————————————————————————- Introduction Twenty years after the 9/11 attacks, the United States (U.S.) remains heavily involved in securing Afghanistan. After spending a total of $1.07 trillion dollars on the conflict1, little progress has been made to reconstruct … Read more

Annotated Bibliography – is a bolt action rifle superior to a semi-automatic rifle?

Annotated Bibliography Thesis Statement: Research has shown that a bolt action rifle is superior to a semi-automatic rifle for precision long range shooting because of their dependability, accuracy, and simplicity of function. Reference Citation (APA style required) Irving, N. (2017, September 18). Sniper’s Choice | Bolt-action vs. Semi-auto precision rifles. Retrieved from Summary: create … Read more

What factors led to the end of the Cold War?

Introduction: There are several interpretations which explore the main reason for the end of the Cold War such as the Afghanistan War, Reagan’s Presidency, Gorbachev’s leadership, the economy and the independence of Eastern European countries. The main factor that led to the end of the Cold War was the debilitated relationship of the Soviet Union … Read more

Path of a soldier: joys and challenges

In The Safe Hand of Our Soldiers Soldiers are the great personality who dedicates their life for the welfare of the people. They serve for their country and they are considered the brave hearts of every nation. We all know that a soldier is a person who always concerned about his nation more than his … Read more

History of gunpowder

Gunpowder was invented by the Chinese, it was made up of charcoal or sugar and sulfur. The Chineses shipped gunpowder on the silk road by a lot of different ways. First recorded Firearm was in 1364, which was the “hand cannon.” In Europe, they made the matchlock gun. Colt made their revolver in the 17th … Read more

Why did the Responsibility to Protect doctrine come about

“The twentieth century began with the highest hopes it ended with many parts of the world in pain.” (Sofsky 2013, 223) This sobering statement is a striking and brutally honest assessment of the 20th-century, one which was characterized by unprecedented violence. Examples globally demonstrate this, including the 1994 Rwandan genocide, in which an estimated 800,000 … Read more

Greed versus grievance framework

Throughout this work, the greed versus grievance framework will be stressed as the majority of conflict cases in the Global South can be reflected in this theory in the shape of civil wars; however, there exist major armed conflicts around the contemporary Global South where the descriptive conditions could contradict the model by Collier (2001). … Read more

China’s Actions in the South China Sea and the Consequences they have on a Rules-Based International Order

Conflicting territorial claims in the South China Sea (SCS) make it one of the most divisive regions in contemporary geopolitics. Disputes over both maritime boundaries and islands involve several countries and regularly raise tensions within the region. The sea holds enormous global economic significance; more than $3.3 trillion of trade passed through it in 2016. … Read more

Patterns of acquisition/non-acquisition of nuclear weapons in the context of security, capability, international scrutiny & domestic politics

During the Second World War, the United States’ Manhattan Project invented, developed and tested the ‘atomic bomb’. When two nuclear weapons were deployed in 1945 over the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, they signalled to the world what would become a new era of warfare. A single bomb could now cause catastrophic destruction as never … Read more

Deportation of Rohingyas from Myanmar to Bangladesh, ICC-RoC46(3)-01/18-37, 06 September 2018

International Criminal Law (LAW 8558) Critically evaluate the recent decision of the Pre-trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court to exercise jurisdiction over the alleged deportation of Rohingyas from Myanmar to Bangladesh. (Decision on the “Prosecution’s Request for a Ruling on Jurisdiction under Article 19(3) of the Statute”, ICC-RoC46(3)-01/18-37, 06 September 2018) Introduction The name … Read more

U.S. Intervention in Syria: Morality or Legality?

Abstract International Law is lauded as the solution to human rights abuses, including in international terrorism cases. However, a prime example of the inadequacy of international law is worn-torn Syria, in which the international community is failing to protect Syrians from their government. The “Responsibility to Protect” is the responsibility of countries and the international … Read more

Combat drones and their legal implications

This research paper explores the combat drones and their legal implication. A question is raised on how one ought to make decisions regarding war and use of high-level technology. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) also known as “drones” have taken the warfare to the next level by allowing compilation of different techniques for armed attacks. The … Read more

Military View on Minority Groups

For many years, there has been controversial stances regarding African-Americans, women, LGB members, and now transgenders given entry into the United States military service. Since this transition between genders may not be accepted by all, an overwhelming amount of discrimination has been evident when the thought of a transgender person serving our country is brought … Read more

Military Drafts

Military drafts are great when it comes to having people in the military for the time when our country needs to be protected, or if one of our allies need help. But do we really need the draft? Just think about it. Our country hasn’t needed to use the draft since the Vietnam war, and … Read more

Weaponary used in World Wars

Although many considered World War I a tragedy, it would become an opportunity to learn about modern warfare with many concepts of strategical military tactics from that war being used again in various ways in World War II. However, many have confused the difference between tactics and strategies. A tactic, by definition, is the actual … Read more

Army values

Everyday in life it is a battle, not necessarily a battle between good or evil, but a battle between making decisions, more or less choices. We are constantly presented with choices in our lives and whether we make the right or wrong choice is up to us. Since humans are not perfect we often make … Read more

The role of communication in aviation

Communication is an integral component in any organisational activity and yields success in any endeavours, including the aviation industry. (Reference) It provides a pathway for successful operations and acts as a prerequisite to safety. However, communication has long been proven to be a critical concern in the aviation industry and has resulted in many catastrophic … Read more

How a future war would be fought

Proponents of the networked and well communicated force envision the future war as fought by small, geographically dispersed and highly deployable forces operating offensively, in parallel and simultaneously, and on a non-contiguous battlefield. They assert that a robustly networked force improves information sharing, which enhances quality of information and shared situational awareness. Shared situational awareness … Read more

Electronic warfare

“The new eyes which radar has supplied can sometimes be blinded by new scientific developments.” -Dr. Vannevar Bush War has always been won through superior weaponry and superior tactics. The development of measures and countermeasures are critical to maintaining this advantage.  Development of such measures is a continuous evolution that is common throughout each technology, … Read more