America is a war machine

Pictured above: USS San Diego
Pictured above: Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

By: Jayden Chen

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America is a war machine

Pictured above: George Washington crossing the delaware

About 250 years ago, American Revolutionary War started and a new country been set. It shows the development of America goes with the war. As time goes by, we could see the US military joined almost all of the important war and decide the direction of the world.

Now, US already have the most powerful army in this world, and our taxpayers are paying hundred billions dollars to keep our military powerful, and we also have the fifth biggest army in this world to keep citizens away form dangerous.

Historical Evidence #1: The WWI (1914-1918)

Pictured above: Victory Garden propaganda

Germany resumed unrestricted submarine warfare during January 1917, at the same month, they sent the Zimmerman Telegram to the Mexico but it was intercepted by British intelligence and published. US enter the war in April because of that, but the problems starting showing up after the war start, so the government set up some temporary to bring together the expertise to redirect the economy into the production of munitions and food for the war, and the propaganda is also a way to purposes the war and help sell the war bond, and they also came up with an idea to set up Victory Gardens to save food for soldiers like what they also did during the WWI.

Historical Evidence #2: Battle of Midway ( 1942 / 06 / 4-7 )

Pictured above: Boeing B-29 Superfortress

After the Attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed December 7, 1941, "a date which will live in infamy" and he signed the declaration of war against Japan on December 8. Battle of Midway is one of decisive naval battle during WWII. During the battle, US navy sink four of Japanese Aircraft carrier by just lost carrier Yorktown and a destroyer. In this battle, Japanese Navy lost almost all of their aircraft carrier and skillful pilots. Heavy losses in carriers and veteran aircrews at Midway permanently weakened the Japanese Navy. This battle also been seen as a turning point in the Pacific War.

Historical Evidence #3: War in Afghanistan(2001-2015)

Pictured above: Combat ready special operation forces soldier.

September 11 attacks caused US join the War in Afghanistan to support Islamic Republic of Afghanistan fight against Al-Qaeda and Taliban. On 7 October 2001, US launched military operations in Afghanistan by air strike the airport at Kabul and Jalalabad. The US Air Force support US army by air strike targets been marked like Taliban vehicles, antiaircraft weapons, armored vehicles, their trenches, and ammunition supplies. Twelve years later, US decide to withdrawal all of the soldiers and it been completed at December 31, 2016.

VISUAL REPRESENTATION:

This visual representation makes people think about the sacrifice behind the Victories, millions of people dead because of the war, and most of them are local citizens. We should think about whether the decision to begin a war and the reason for us to start the war is correct, and we also should think about what will the war bring to us or what will we get from the war.

The helmet

It let people think about the honor they will get for fighting for the country and they might not see the dangers of the war when they make the choice to join the Army.

The grave

It represents the dangers of the war, most of the soldiers will see it after they get on the battlefield and lots of them will not have the chance to feel regret anymore in their life.

The poster

It represents the way that US Army use to conscription. There are lots of soldiers joined the Army and lost their life just because of a speech or a piece of poster.

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Dews, Fred. "CHARTS: U.S. Army Size and Defense Expenditures Relative to Other Nations | Brookings Institution." Brookings. Brookings, 29 July 2016. Web. 16 Apr. 2017.

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