Why American Troops Are Being Sent Overseas

Essay, Research Paper American troops are being sent overseas to maintain peace in a nation involved in a civil war. Whether the peace troops should or should not be sent overseas, they are being sent overseas.

Essay, Research Paper

American troops are being sent overseas

to maintain peace in a nation involved in a civil war. Whether the peace

troops should or should not be sent overseas, they are being sent overseas.

I do not believe that it is the responsibility of American troops to make

peace in a country that is at Civil war.

A civil war is a war fought within a nation

between that nations people. By sending peace troops to East Timor the

United States is now becoming involved in this nations war. This could

cause the United States to go to war. The arrival of multinational troops

could bring more violence, destruction, and chaos to East Timor. On the

other hand it could also bring protection to the many people who have fled

the violence from the Indonesian Militia.

Force should not have to be used to make

or keep peace in any country; therefore it is not necessary for American

troops to have to risk there lives trying to make peace in a country that

won?t make peace until they get what they want, INDEPENDENCE. Sending troops

into Dili, East Timor may help persuade the people to make peace, but it

is not necessary to send all of those troops. Just a few mediators would

be sufficient to help make peace. If the nations at battle would just talk

they might be able to negotiate a peace treaty and there would be cooperation

without more violence. American troops would not be exposed to the violence

either.

The United States is a country known for

helping other countries in there time of need, and the United States always

plays a big role in every country, whatever the situation may be. East

Timor is fighting for there independence. The United States should not

send more troops to help the Dili militia fight, but send trained people

who know how to persuade people to make peace. Then the United States would

be setting a good example by not using violence, and would still be protecting

the people.

The role of the United States is very important,

and the United States has quite an image to keep up. Sometimes the United

States does not know what the right decision is, and until they try one

of there choices they will not know what the right or wrong decision is.

It is not the United States responsibility

to make peace in a country at civil war. It is the nations? that are at

war who are responsible for making peace in their country. Unless the United

States is at war American troops should be able to stay at home with their

families. If the United States believe that it is their responsibility

to help in some way, than they should help. Even if the United States does

send mediators to Indonesia and East Timor they are still becoming involved

in that civil war, but they are not using violence, and will not cause

any more deaths. The United States would still be protecting the people

just by having them talk to each other, instead of the people using force

and violence. Any problem can be resolved by talking about it in a mature

manner, and no one will be hurt in the process. Someday, it may not be

soon and we may not live to see it, but this world will be a Utopia, a

perfect place for all. There will be no more fighting or violence, only

love and peace. Until that day we must strive to make this world a better

place for all generations to come.