Week One - there was Osama Bin Laden and 9/11. Prior to...

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I do not agree. Cassandra’s comment earlier about fingers hovered over the nuclear button is deadly  accurate. America and the Soviet Union played this proverbial game of “stare me down” for 50 years  decreasing funding for schools so they could maintain the military. I don’t agree that someone should have made a move, however, it could have just as easily been the  United States that dissolved because of financial ruin resulting in funds depleated fighting the Cold War  rather than the collapse of the Soviet Union. On the other hand, there really hasn’t been a balance-of-power in recent history. Prior to Saddam in Iraq, 
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Unformatted text preview: there was Osama Bin Laden and 9/11. Prior to that was Libia and even the Iranian hostages. Prior to that, there was Pearl Harbor. It seems the United States is always getting sucker punched. But at least we let the perpetrators and the rest of the world know we will retaliate. In each of these situations, we reacted with military might, going in and doing what had to be done. Maybe Reagan had it right when he invaded Libya in retaliation to the West Berlin bombing of a nightclub frequented by American servicemen. He counted on America to be passivehe counted wrong....
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2011 for the course LITERATURE LIT 101 taught by Professor Stault during the Spring '11 term at Albany State University.

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