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THE U.S. IS NEEDED ON THE FRONT

Earlier this year, with the backing of the congress, Woodrow Wilson declared that our great nation would be joining the very same war that he fought for two and a half years to keep us out of. This sparked discussion all over the country about whether it is a good idea or one that will prove to be potentially and unnecessarily deadly for many of our beloved countrymen. Many people ask why, now of all times, the US would choose to get involved as the war seemed to be on the downswing. There could be many justifications on why Wilson decided to take action, could it be that the sinking of the Lusitania and the corresponding unrestricted submarine warfare has finally made him realize that regardless of who gets in their way German will destroy them none the less? Or is it the fact that Germany has resumed the unrestricted submarine warfare that Wilson sought to bring an end to when he made peace with them back in 1915? Noone may ever know, all that is for certain now is that America is joining the first great war.

These past few months after the big news, the whole country has begun to figure out how to transition from a nation of peace, to a nation of war. All over the states there are farmers beginning for the mass production of food that will be needed, factories have had to make a switch from making automobile parts to making parts for the machines of war. Everyone is in a bit of a frenzied state with the declaration that all men must sign up for something called the draft where men can be pulled by force into the military if they are needed. All of this commotion has the people of the United States wondering if we are ready for our first real war away from home.

Early reports from the fighting have been good, all things considered. It has been said that the fresh American troops have had a positive effect on the fighting, and that the morale of the tired and battle-weary Allied forces has gone up with the appearance of our fighting men. Within the first few days of US deployment overseas we have seen a dramatic push in the allied forces and, while the Germans have not been able to replenish their casualties with fresh troops as the Allies have, have taken back much of the ground that was lost in the initial attacks. Despite being Americas first real test at their ability to handle themselves overseas, our editors here and the men and women on this great nation have all come together to back the men that are fighting for us and to support everything they do 100 percent and when they get home we'll be ready to receive them with open arms and shouts of victory

BIGGER, BETTER WEAPONS FOR A BIGGER, BETTER WORLD

New technology in the form of weaponry is a must in order for us and our Allies in Europe to be victorious. Airplanes were formed to be scouts, allowing us to see behind enemy lines by flying above. We have developed a way to take aerial photos of the enemy territory, an attachment that will most likely prove to be vital to our cause. Tanks were also another development of America and our Allies. Trench warfare was hard to escape so a hard response was needed, thus the creation of a metal tank. Britain and France were first to develop tanks although Germany did so in a slower manner. The war looks promising based on these advancements.

FRENCH GAS GERMAN SOLDIERS

A new war tactic was developed and made use of by the French military. Toxic chemicals were spread through air to kill the enemies, injure the enemies, or incapacitate the enemies so advancements in turf can be made. Tear gas is one of the most prominent of these new weapons that the French deploy. By the end of the war France plans to deploy over 124,000 tons of said gas to minimize the use of the ever so scarce ammunition for firearms. Although the injury to death ratio is offset in favor of non-fatal casualties the chemical agents are very important materials to the winning or taking down of these dictatorship-like influences in Europe.

EDITORIAL

Here at the Daily Yankee we fully support and back the efforts of the United States government and military in their efforts on the European front. We believe that what we are doing over seas is both protecting ourselves from the possible threat of invasion as well as helping to protect the borders of our allies. The staff would like to thank all of you who support the war through reading our newspaper and encourage you to never give up on the men fighting for your safety overseas.

We believe that the intervention of the American military is something that is necessary in order to resolve this war in a way that will cost the least amount of lives: a way in which victory can be achieved quickly and precisely. As we have stated in the articles above, the reports show that, with the use of US soldiers, the Allied forces have been able to push back the Germans and help turn the tide of the war! This news only strengthens our belief in what the US government is doing overseas.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Mr. Editor,

I don't understand how you say some of the things you say. The fact that you encourage the violence and death being experienced on the front lines over in Europe is disgusting and shameful. As you can clearly see I do not support the war and believe that it is both a waste of American lives and resources. We should be diverting our attention the preservation of peace, not the destruction of it.

Good Day.

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Darius Banome

EDITORS

Brannen Wood

Marcus Davis

Vincent DeFlaviis