Has the war in Iraq made U.S. safer?
National security is the requirement to maintain the survival of the state through the use of economic, diplomacy, power projection and political power. The concept developed mostly in the United States of America after World War II. Initially focusing on military might, it now encompasses a broad range of facets, all of which impinge on the non military or economic security of the nation and the values espoused by the national society. Accordingly, in order to possess national security, a nation needs to possess economic security, energy security, environmental security, etc. Security threats involve not only conventional foes such as other nation-states but also non-state actors such as violent non-state actors, narcotic cartels, multinational corporations and non-governmental organisations; some authorities include natural disasters and events causing severe environmental damage in this category.
Barack Obama (Pro)
Thank you to all the men and women who have serve in Iraq and who are currently serving in Iraq. Your dedication, your bravery, your courage has made America safer and has helped to stand up democracy in Iraq.
Gary Jhonson (Con)
Our security is not being threatend in either Iraq ir Afghanistan. Americas actions have actully had a reverse impact on our security. We have made enemies out of tens of millions of individuals that mabye we would'nt have made otherwise.