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Elisabethorloff_p2fi - orloff1 Elisabeth Orloff Project 2 Academic Argument Professor Noschka 3 November 2011 War is a Soldiers Addiction The rush

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orloff1 Elisabeth Orloff Project # 2: Academic Argument Professor Noschka 3 November 2011 War is a Soldiers Addiction “The rush of a battle is a potent and often lethal addiction, for war is a drug.” which are the open lines to the movie the Hurt Locker. These past eight years we have been fighting a war against terrorism specifically the War in Iraq. This war has been highly controversial from the start and people have made many movies and books to express there feelings on fighting the War. The movie the Hurt Locker a academy award winning movie of 2010 is Based on the personal wartime experiences of journalist Mark Boal , this action thriller presents the conflict in the Middle East from the perspective of those who witnessed the fighting firsthand the soldiers. As an elite Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team tactfully navigates the streets of present-day Iraq, they face the constant threat of death from incoming bombs and sharp-shooting sniper. This war has also become traumatizing cycle that is non stop . The War in Iraq has been the most criti- cized war but the Movie the Hurt Locker exposes the issue that we as american society might be addicted to war. Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been a real battle for soldiers. According to Dr. Xenakis, “These soldiers say ‘that they are just not the same – don’t know why, but they feel changed, and the important stuff around them has changed.’ Combat will do that to almost any- one – everyone is changed, for better or worse, and sometimes both better and worse.” This phe- nomenon is being researched. What this implies is that sometimes when these men change they do not know how to get out of this addiction. PTSD is one of the main factors that led men to
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orloff2 continuing this vicious cycle. According to Public Sparks blog, “Someone with PTSD may feel that they don’t have a future. There may also be an inability to remember aspects of the trauma”. What this writer is trying to say is that PTSD victims often have a hard time forgetting there trauma and they feel they are wasted. Ironically it can be related to a dug addict who thinks by doing drugs in this cycle is the only real option. Historically this war has only been politically explored and no one ever talked about the
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '11 term at Allan Hancock College.

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Elisabethorloff_p2fi - orloff1 Elisabeth Orloff Project 2 Academic Argument Professor Noschka 3 November 2011 War is a Soldiers Addiction The rush

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