Terrorist Rivals And The Us War On Terror

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The article Terrorist Rivals goes into great detail explaining the situation concerning the United States and balance of power. Balance of power is when countries balance out their military and economic power to make war less likely . This article mainly talks about the US, Afghanistan and Iraq. The US was attacked on September 11, 2001 by the terrorist group Al Quaeda. This attack killed 2 998 people , therefore causing the US to seek revenge on Afghanistan. They decided to declare war on Afghanistan because the Afghan government would not give up the Al Quaeda members hiding in their country. The US is the only remaining super-power country in the world. Their military and economic power is of much greater standing than that of Afghanistan. They later declared war on ...view middle of the document...

The US has taken over the Middle East, and due to the fact that all other countries are weaker than them, it seems impossible to beat them. The balance of power today is not like that of before. Now there are many small groups that have obtained bigger and more lethal weapons, and are working together to expel the US from the Middle East.

I believe that the US has failed in its war on Terror. The traditional balance of power system is when there is parity or stability between competing forces. The point of the US invading Afghanistan and Iraq was because of the terrorist attack on New York and Washington, but this war has killed more Afghan and Iraqis civilians than the 9/11 attack. The US is the super-power of the world, and no one can match up to their military and economic power, therefore it is extremely hard to win a war against them. The US has taken advantage of the fact that the countries they are at war with are not able to become as strong as them. The war on Terror was the US’ way of getting revenge on Al Quaeda for what they did to New York and Washington, but due to the lack of balance of power, the US is causing more misery to Afghanistan and Iraq than was caused to them. The war in Iraq has caused over 100 971 deaths of Iraqis civilians due to this conflict , and the war in Afghanistan has caused 706 899 deaths due to this conflict . This is much greater than the total amount of deaths in the 9/11 attack, which was less than 3000. If there was a fair balance of power, the war might not have lasted this long, and less people would have died. The United States is taking this opportunity to prove once again that they are the only super-power in the world, and that no one can match up to them.

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