Topics: United States, Bashar al-Assad, Middle East Pages: 4 (1288 words) Published: January 10, 2013
Foreign Policy Debate
The Current U.S foreign policy in the Middle East has a goal to advance peace, security, and prosperity in the Middle East. The Current foreign Policy is also supposed to defeat Al-Qa’ida and its extremist affiliates in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The United States Foreign policy protects the U.S citizens by governing international relations, but the current U.S. foreign policy undermines our national security in the Middle East, through drone strikes, the war in Afghanistan, and using a “hands-off” approach in Syria which has created the U.S. to becoming a target to Middle Eastern Countries.
The Current U.S. foreign policy does undermine our national security through sending troops to Afghanistan. America is and will continue to lose lives that should be in the U.S. protecting the United States’ borders. The U.S. borders need to be protected from not only illegal immigrants but terrorists. If thousands of illegal immigrants cross from Mexico into the United States, who is to say that one of those illegal immigrants is a terrorist that will harm a city in the United States. It has been stated that America does not have enough troops to secure our national borders. The reason for not enough troops in America is because they are in Afghanistan occupied fighting someone else’s war. According to the Huffington Post, at least 300,000 illegal immigrants cross our borders yearly. In 2011 327,577 people crossed our national border illegally(Moreno 3). Who is to say that one of those 327,577 people is not a terrorist? It would be easier to cross our borders than bomb a plane, due to such regulated Airway travel and security.

Part of the reason that the U.S. is in Afghanistan is to eradicate al-Qaeda, a terrorist group, because they took attack on the U.S. on September 11, 2001. Troops were sent to Afghanistan because that was the location where al-Qaeda allegedly trained. “Experts generally agree that al-Qaeda no longer operates from...
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