The Army’s Role in Homeland Security

Question To what extent does the Army's role in the homeland security of the United States blur the lines of authority between strictly military and civil authorities in domestic affairs? What are some of the dangers of greater military involvement in such matters? Is there a threat of demoralization among both civilian and enlisted attitudes toward the military as a result of these actions? Answer        The Army’s Role in Homeland Security The nation’s Army provides assistance to federal, state and local agencies in times of disasters (manmade or natural), during restoration of critical services, and in public safety matters. The scope of the Army has increased in the 21st century due to the emergence of new threats, mainly from terrorism and terror-related threats in the country. Emerging threats include use of nuclear weapons, chemical weapons, radiological weapons, and cyberattacks. In order to curtail the possibility of attacks or respond to an attack, there is need for greater coordination among the...
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What dynamics (i.e., global threats) have increasingly forced the United States to assume this role of world’s policeman

Question With the demise of the Soviet Union, the United States was faced with the prospect of playing the role of the "world's policeman." What dynamics (i.e., global threats) have increasingly forced the United States to assume this role? What role did, and should, allies play in this effort? Answer What dynamics (i.e., global threats) have increasingly forced the United States to assume this role of world's policeman For decades, the United States of America has been on the forefront to enforce some kind of international standard with the threat of force from enemies and protect the weak from attacks. For the country to be in a position to play such an important role, it has been forced to invest heavily in the military.  As of the world today, the U.S military power and capability is ridiculously significant making it one of the largest, best trained and best-equipped armies in the world. Statistics clearly show that the United States government spends the largest part...
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US military spending trends between end of Korean War and present day

Question US military spending trends between end of Korean War and present day Answer US Military Spending Trends The US military spending was at its peak during World War II, where it comprised about 41 percent of the entire GDP (Oatley, 2015). At the end of World War II, US military spending experienced a dramatic fall to about 7 percent of the country’s GDP. At the onset of the Korean War, military spending increased slightly to about 15% of the country’s GDP. It is clear that the nature of ongoing war significantly affects the budget set aside for military operations. In wars that are closer home, the US spends significantly more compared to a situation where the US is protecting its allies. This paper examines the US military spending trends since the end of the Korean War to the present day At the end of the Korean War, US military spending declined significantly in the years to come. For instance in 1953, military spending was...
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The Vietnam War

Question Keeping in mind that NSC-68 set the parameters of policy discussions and military planning, explain how and why the United States got into the Vietnam War and why it could not seem to get out. Include a discussion of the weight of the Soviet Cold War threat on this engagement. Answer The Vietnam War Question 1 Following the Geneva Conference in 1954, Vietnam was partitioned into two – South Vietnam, and the North Vietnam. North Vietnam followed communist doctrines while North Vietnam had a non-communist leadership. In 1955, North Vietnam invaded South Vietnam, taking advantage of the weak South Vietnam leadership (Kaiser, 2000). The South Vietnamese Army was vulnerable, and was described as nothing more than a group of ill-equipped rebels. This contributed to the U.S. getting involved in the war, since the south lacked adequate resources to liberate itself. The United States got involved in the Vietnam War in order to contain the spread of communism. The NSC-68 report documented the way forward...
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What impact did S. presidential decrees and doctrines on military policy haye on the structure and mission of the military during the Cold War of the 1940s?

Question The role of the military in the United States is always impacted by the nation’s civilian leaders, by public opinion, and by available resources, including technology. For this assignment, consider the relationship of the military establishment with these other factors as you craft your essay. For this essay you must address the following concepts What impact did S. presidential decrees and doctrines on military policy haye on the structure and mission of the military during the Cold War of the 1940s? Summarize the impact of technological advances pertaining to modern warfare on the role of the S. military’s response to the concepts of the New Look and Flexible Response policies. Answer AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY After the Second World War, the United States and Russia emerged as superpowers who went ahead to dominate the global politics and economics for a decade. However, their similarities end there considering that one country adopted capitalism while the other adopted socialism. The cold war was the most important political...
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The Army’s Role in Homeland Security

Question To what extent does the Army's role in the homeland security of the United States blur the lines of authority between strictly military and civil authorities in domestic affairs? What are some of the dangers of greater military involvement in such matters? Is there a threat of demoralization among both civilian and enlisted attitudes toward the military as a result of these actions? Explain, Answer        The Army’s Role in Homeland Security The nation’s Army provides assistance to federal, state and local agencies in times of disasters (manmade or natural), during restoration of critical services, and in public safety matters. The scope of the Army has increased in the 21st century due to the emergence of new threats, mainly from terrorism and terror-related threats in the country. Emerging threats include use of nuclear weapons, chemical weapons, radiological weapons, and cyberattacks. In order to curtail the possibility of attacks or respond to an attack, there is need for greater coordination among the various security organs....
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With the demise of the Soviet Union, the United States was faced with the prospect of playing the role of the “world’s policeman.”

Question With the demise of the Soviet Union, the United States was faced with the prospect of playing the role of the "world's policeman." What dynamics (i.e., global threats) have increasingly forced the United States to assume this role? What cl role did, and should, allies play in this effort? cr). co Answer AMERICAN MILITARY POWER For decades, the United States of America has been on the forefront to enforce some kind of international standard with the threat of force from enemies and protect the weak from attacks. For the country to be in a position to play such an important role, it has been forced to invest heavily in the military.  As of the world today, the U.S military power and capability is ridiculously significant making it one of the largest, best trained and best-equipped armies in the world. Statistics clearly show that the United States government spends the largest part of its budget on defense and military more than the total budget...
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US Military Spending Trends

Question US military spending trends between end of Korean War and present day Answer US Military Spending Trends The US military spending was at its peak during World War II, where it comprised about 41 percent of the entire GDP (Oatley, 2015). At the end of World War II, US military spending experienced a dramatic fall to about 7 percent of the country’s GDP. At the onset of the Korean War, military spending increased slightly to about 15% of the country’s GDP. It is clear that the nature of ongoing war significantly affects the budget set aside for military operations. In wars that are closer home, the US spends significantly more compared to a situation where the US is protecting its allies. This paper examines the US military spending trends since the end of the Korean War to the present day At the end of the Korean War, US military spending declined significantly in the years to come. For instance in 1953, military spending was...
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The Vietnam War

Question Keeping in mind that NSC-68 set the parameters of policy discussions and military planning, explain how and why the United States got into the Vietnam War and why it could not seem to get out. Include a discussion of the weight of the Soviet Cold War threat on this engagement. Answer The Vietnam War Question 1 Following the Geneva Conference in 1954, Vietnam was partitioned into two – South Vietnam, and the North Vietnam. North Vietnam followed communist doctrines while North Vietnam had a non-communist leadership. In 1955, North Vietnam invaded South Vietnam, taking advantage of the weak South Vietnam leadership (Kaiser, 2000). The South Vietnamese Army was vulnerable, and was described as nothing more than a group of ill-equipped rebels. This contributed to the U.S. getting involved in the war, since the south lacked adequate resources to liberate itself. The United States got involved in the Vietnam War in order to contain the spread of communism. The NSC-68 report documented the way forward...
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What factors contributed to the success of American arms in the war against Germany and Italy during World War II?

Question What factors contributed to the success of American arms in the war against Germany and Italy during World War II? Which ally contributed most to the eventual victory? Which branch of the armed services? Explain by means of specific examples. Discuss the comparative roles of Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States in the fight against Germany. Also, evaluate the roles of the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force in the defense of the United States. Answer Question 1 A number of factors contributed to the success of American arms in the war against Germany and Italy. Four major factors helped American arms in the war against Germany and Italy. These were assistance from allies (in terms of manpower and resources), a powerful American force, Weaknesses in Italian Army, and Germany’s miscalculations. During the war, the U.S. contributed the largest number of soldiers and military resources such as planes, tankers, and even oil supplies. For example, in the Cross-Channel Attack, about 1.6...
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