“Under what circumstances should the U.S use military force against other people/countries? What should be the goal of foreign policy? Is peace possible?” The United States should use military force in defense of personal liberties and rights, for stability and security, in self defense, and as a last resort, when peaceful resolution and/or compromise is impossible. The goal of U.S. foreign policy should be to that which benefits itself and its citizens. Peace is possible, but not always sustainable. The topic of War and Peace has been the central, continually recurring issue throughout a majority of United States history, continually affecting everyday modern life within the international community. War is an unpleasant, yet necessary instance that will likely continue to pervade human interaction. Peace, being the opposite of war, is seen as preferable, but lacks the problem solving abilities of war. Because of this intricate relationship, the two will always be in tango, each affecting each other in every way. Foreign policy, the interaction with others, will constantly dictate the states of war and peace, and when their existence is permitted. The essay will attempt to explain war in terms of conflicting self interest, compromise, and violence. The essay will attempt to form a definite stance concerning foreign policy, and answer how we should interact with other people/countries, and why. Foreign policy stance will form the baseline for clauses of when going to war is acceptable. And war will be analyzed in depth to explain why it occurs, what happens in it, and what it ends in. These ideas will be supported by examples from American History, including the American Revolution, the Civil War, the French and Indian War, and French Revolution, through recognizing patterns throughout history, in-depth analysis, and factual evidence.
Peace is possible, but not sustainable in most cases. There are three types of peace: resolution, peace