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THE WAR ON TERRORISM
AND THE EFFECT ON SOLDIERS AND THEIR PLIGHT
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THE WAR ON TERRORISM
AND THE EFFECT ON SOLDIERS AND THEIR PLIGHT

The War on Terrorism is more than just a war over seas. Although some believe we are at War for the wrong reasons such as Oil there is a bigger picture to see like the life of a deployed soldier, the hardships they must face, and the things they left behind. Along with that though is the good we do helping other countries become liberated and rebuild for a better country.

There is a reason that we are at war overseas with certain countries. It is a political reason that I do not know of. Or maybe it is to help those countries. Either way we are doing a good thing while being over there. When I went to Iraq in 2003 at the start of the war I asked my sergeant “why are we here”. He replied with “to get Sadaam out of power”. That was a good enough reason for me. After the major fighting and the destruction of the Iraqi army the US pretty much controlled the country. One of the best things is how the people of the country thank you every day and are happy and do not have to live in fear all of the time. The US Military now polices the cities in Iraq and give it order in a sense. We have units that train the new government, police force, and new Iraqi Military. By training those Iraqi soldiers they will have the knowledge that we have to fight insurgents and other countries that mean to do their people harm. Helping train the police force will build the law that the country needs to have order in their cities. And by helping them to build a Government they will have order and a democracy as opposed to the tyranny that once ruled that country. Over all we cannot just up and leave them battered and broken until they can stand on their own feet. When they can take care of the insurgents and combat that is being brought to their country on their own then and...
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