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NotJacksonsparty Wrote: During the last GOP debate in an effort to seem more presidential trump answered a number of foreign policy questions .The scariest part of this was when he started to explain is plans for Iraq and Syria ,which involves putting almost 25,000-35,000 troops on the ground .This "plan" seems to be taken right out of the Rumsfeld play book and is guaranteed to solve almost nothing .While I hesitate to say that the answer to the problems in the middle east is sending in troops , i know for a fact sending 25,000 troops wont fix a single problem in the area and simply result in more american casualties .If the United States is going to commit more troops to the region it needs to be a sizable enough force so that it can safely and effectively control the region and complete its goals .The original estimate of troops need to effectively control Iraq is 400,000 by General Tommy Franks in 2002. A large part of the U.S failure in Iraq was its inability to secure and protect the state after the disbandment of the regime . Now that ISIS has become the new issue in the area its going to be much harder to permanently remove them with out and large force that is able to provide safety and effective public goods that the government hasn't .Only though an effective policing and managing of the area can any true peace be achieved .
Not the right answer. The solution is never more force
. People here forget that we have not won any wars since WWII and neither will "win" this one. So the big question is evaded, lets say that we "win"(what?) what then? Iraq and Syria are then just rubble and Europe is invaded with refugees. So ready for a new dictator? Or do you want a forever occupation like we are now doing in Afghanistan or our border control and bases all over the world costing trillions since 1948 in Korea? Why do you think our "debt" is trillions due to all our fantastic wars which only produced plenty of "wounded warriors" but nothing else
? The only solution is let others do the fighting; not the US.
We are poking our noses way too much in the rest of the world and always get the bloody noses. For instance Obama is shortly traveling to Britain to convince the Brits to stay in the EU. Is it any of our business?
Let the UK decide that for themselves. We should stop all our meddling in the world it will mostly backfire
, just check history. Let China built their islands and let ISIS be ISIS and have the whole rich middle east countries deal with that
. We've got enough protection and problems here to solve; look at the price of your airline ticket half is for the TSA. Of course a couple individual fanatics may slip through and kill a few, however that is peanuts compared to what we kill ourselves with our great gun control system and our love for heroin.