September 19, 2021 Comment off
What is the most appropriate way to balance strategic and humanitarian concerns in warfare?
There will be two discussion this week class.Discussion 1)Step 1: At the close of the war, Allied forces were on a strategic mission to defeat the Axis powers. They found themselves in humanitarian roles after coming upon the camps and seeing evidence of Nazi crimes. What is the most appropriate way to balance strategic and humanitarian concerns in warfare? Are they equally important?Step 2) In responding to the TWO classmates below, assess your response to the above question in light of your own thoughts. Do you agree with your classmate for different reasons? Disagree?Step 3)classmate 1: Lisa BWould you agree that Europe was not in a settled condition after WWI, making Hitler’s rise to power a possibility? I also agree that Britain’s attempt at appeasement showed how meek their political power was at the time. They could not really deal from a position of power. Once Hitler began to show his true colors, Britain and other Allied countries had to pull themselves together and show that they were taking a firm stance against him. The US eventually had to step up as well, even though they would have preferred to be outside the main conflict. Japan’s attack brought the US face to face with the war and pretty much left the US with little choice after their attack. In these ways the war was necessary and the cold war that followed also became necessary to deal with the new weapons that were developed. What are your thoughts?Morsink, Johannes. 1993. “World War Two and the Universal Declaration”. Human Rights Quarterly 15 (2). The Johns Hopkins University Press: 357–405. doi:10.2307/762543.Classmate 2: Wittney KAxis Powers did not exhibit any regard for the humanitarian aspect. The atrocities they committed were done to demonstrate their superiority, divine right to rule over others and to accumulate power, land and resources. Despite being of equal importance, I believe that it is impossible to have a balance between strategic and humanitarian concerns in warfare. Wars, regardless of length, are terrible and destructive in nature. Death is guaranteed to make its presence known. Millions of lives were lost in World War II and millions more were affected at home by that loss of family members and friends. It almost seems futile to even try to find a balance between strategic and humanitarian concerns. For example, if an Allied strategy called for a bombing mission on a large German city because it just so happened to be a major resource producer, there would be no way of determining where the residing German civilians would actually be at the time of the attack. While that mission would be a success if the conditions remained favorable, the fact that Allied forces could not guarantee German civilian safety might detract from the strategy’s effectiveness. In short, if Allied forces had tried to be more humanitarian, the effectiveness of their strategies might have been compromised and vice versa. There is no real winning solution to this problem. I know it sounds harsh, and it very well may be, but when a country goes to war they are not concerned with the humanitarian aspect until the cessation of hostilities are nearing or already occurred. The humanitarian thing to do would be to stay home and leave others alone.Disscussion 2)step 1) Provide substantive critiques of your classmates’ work. Post one initial evaluation of a peer’s work and at least two response posts. For your initial post, compose a full and complete evaluation of at least two paragraphs. For your response posts, reply to at least two posts. These responses can be either about questions on your own paper or in response to the student whose work you reviewed.step 2: initial evaluation – Brandon S ( battel of the Bulge) which is attached in the link belowcompose a full and complete evaluation of at least two paragraphs.step 3: For your response posts, reply to the TWO classmate below. These responses can be either about questions on your own paper or in response to the student whose work you reviewed.classmate 1: Shelby B ( Versalilles and the Nazi party)Classmate 2: Kevin L (THE UNITED STATED FIREBOMBING CAMPAIGN TO END THE WAR IN THE PACIFIC)below I’ve attched thier assinmnt