With terrorist attacks happening all over the world today with many of them being credited to ISIS, it brings us to the discussion of whether or not America should engage in a war with ISIS or not. Going to war will cost a lot of money and cause a lot of innocent deaths for both sides of the war. If we take war into their homelands, they will in turn bring war into our homelands. Some people think that if we do go to war it would be best because they say that it would help to end all terrorist attacks once and for all.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted during the weekend after attacks in Paris found that 76% of Americans do not want U. S. ground forces sent to fight ISIS, and 65% don’t even want small special operations units to conduct limited missions. There are over 3500 US soldiers in Iraq right now and one of them was killed in a raid to rescue hostages in October of 2015. ISIS are looking for easy American targets and with us deploying troops on their comfort grounds it would make for easy targets.
Once when the Reagan Administration was in charge they deployed troops in Lebanon; October 23, some suicide bombers attacked them killing over 300 of them, 220 of them were marines. One of the many things that Washington fears that local militaries in the country lack skill to operate effectively against the hardened veterans of war. Sending US troops may get the job done rather fast, but Washington wants to build up local military forces so they can keep peace once ISIS is gone. ISIS has managed to hold territory in Syria and Iraq because they are failed states,wrecked by the civil war.
It’s no coincidence that ISIS became a major player in the region after U. S. forces departed from Iraq. The U. S. military had largely wiped out an earlier incarnation of the group that originated in Anbar province before withdrawing, but the group was able to rebuild in what is often referred to by outsiders as the “vacuum” that followed America’s presence. The bottom line is that putting US ground forces into the fight against ISIS is an invitation to further military fiascos in the middle east of the sort the Washington has experienced too many times.
Before resorting to that very risky strategy, the Obama Administration should try to use its air power more forcefully, expand military aid to indigenous forces motivated to challenge ISIS, and exploit its extraordinary intelligence network to deprive the jihadists of financing. Sending US troops should only be a last resort, taken into full recognition that if we go there , they will also in return come here. Clinton Stated ” But she was cautious and didn’t spell out specific steps as Bush did. “We are not at war with Islam or Muslims,” she said. We are at war with violent extremism. ”
The United States has spent more than $2. 74 billion in its offensive against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria since airstrikes targeting ISIS positions began last August, the Pentagon announced Thursday. The average daily expenditure for the U. S. in the fight against ISIS now stands at over $9 million. In the first ever breakdown of the operation’s costs, the U. S. Department of Defense revealed that two-thirds of overall spending, or more than $1. 8 billion, had gone to the Air Force.
Until U. S. irstrikes expanded to target ISIS strongholds in Syria in mid-September, the average daily cost totaled $5. 6 million. Costs rose to $9. 7 million a day from mid-September through late May, The Hill reported. Flights for daily raids, surveillance and other activities cost more than $5 million a day, the Associated Press (AP) reported, adding that over $200 million has been spent on secret special operations since August. Other costs include $438 million for the Navy, $274 million for the Army, $16 million for military pay, $646 million for munitions and $21 million for intelligence and surveillance operations, AP reported.
The release of the detailed costs came as Congress rejected legislation Thursday that would have banned further spending on combat operations in the region until lawmakers passed a new resolution, BBCreported, adding that the U. S. House of Representative approved a $579 billion overall defense spending bill. Thursday’s announcement followed the U. S. government’s decision to send an additional 450 military advisers to western Iraq to support Iraqi security forces fighting ISIS militants. About 3,050 U. S. troops are currently deployed in the country.
The deployment of the additional U. S. troops is part of a plan to open a new training base in Iraq, which is expected to help local forces expand their footprint in Anbar province. “It’s an adjustment that is significant, in that it gives us access to another Iraqi division and extends their reach into al Anbar province and gives us access to more tribes,” Army General Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a statement. Donald Trump said “I think so, why not? ” when he was asked if should America go to war with ISIS.
Trum said that he wanted to launch a more aggressive bombing campaign wherever terrorists operated and stop being so “politically correct, nice and gentle”. Trump says “ I would be saying let’s go folks I am the most militaristic person. I will make our military so strong and so powerful, nobody’s going to mess with us,” Former Gov. Jeb Bush says “ we should declare war and harness all of the power that the United States can bring to bear both diplomatic and military, of course, to be able to take out ISIS”.
Most importantly, ISIS today represents a direct and growing threat to the United States. It has attracted an estimated 12,000 foreign fighters to its black banner flying over Syrian and Iraqi territory, including hundreds of Europeans and Americans who can travel freely with Western passports. It has a bigger sanctuary, far more money, and is more indiscriminately murderous than al-Qaida was on Sept. 10, 2001. ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has assured anyone who will listen that he eventually intends to direct his jihad at the United States, telling the U. S. soldiers who released him from prison in 2009, “I’ll see you in New York. ”
The news that the Obama Administration is seeking formal authorization from Congress to wage war against the Islamic State isn’t unexpected. For months now, it has been clear that the United States and its allies are gearing up for an all-out military assault on the jihadi fighters who have occupied large swaths of Syria and Iraq, including Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city. Set aside, for a moment, the question of whether this is a wise venture.
On the basis of the Constitution and the subsequent laws governing the declaration of war, it’s clear that, before the executive branch can launch any large-scale military action, Congress must grant its approval. In a speech at the Oval Office on Sunday, days after a couple in San Bernardino, California, killed 14 people in a mass shooting, President Barack Obama spoke out against the terrorist group that the couple had reportedly sympathized with, the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS or ISIL.
Obama asked Congress to vote on an authorization of military force against that terrorist group: “If Congress believes, as I do, that we are at war with ISIL, it should go ahead and vote to authorize the continued use of military force against these terrorists. For over a year, I have ordered our military to take thousands of airstrikes against ISIL targets. I think it’s time for Congress to vote to demonstrate that the American people are united, and committed, to this fight. ”
This includes the many reasons why we shouldn’t engage war on isis and why we should! ISIS is a terror group and they have been credited for over half of all of the terrorist attacks that have been taking place. I think that we should go to war with them because if someone doesn’t stop them then they won’t stop. They are going to try to start their beliefs over here they want America to be theirs. They said in a news conference with a guy from America that they will see us in New York. If that doesn’t make you want to go fight them i don’t know what else would.
I f we take take action quick they will be over here trying to force their way in here so that they can destroy everything. I’m not all that smart with war but i know that it will cost a lot of money and many deaths but if we don’t do something about it now then it will end up costing way more money and a tion of more deaths than it ever would have if we would just go to war now! This is just a little bit of information that i have found explaining both sides of the story and i hope that you will choose a side and hopefully let’s engage in war!