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View Full Essay Military Presence in Foreign Countries Reduced-Con
Thesis: The United States government should not reduce its military presence in foreign
nations, as the military is necessary in times of crisis, helps maintain peace (and minimize
hostility), and protects the vital interests of the United States.
I. Introduction
A. Iraq, USSR, N Korea anecdote
B.   Our military prevented attacks
1. Help in cases of emergency
2.   Helps maintain peace in hostile areas
3.   Protects vital interests
II. Crisis
A. Smaller/vulnerable nations for initial peace immediately after
1. Pakistani flood
a. Military cargo aircraft in Afghanistan transport 194K lbs (Air Force)
2. Indonesia tsunami
a. Search and rescue immediately after
b. Personnel on ground before Thai operations (America.gov)
B. Helps protect future prospects, after and during disaster
      1. 22,000 troops in Haiti during relief (NPR)
      2. 18,000 in Indonesia at height of relief
C. Needed to deliver supplies
      1. 24.3 million pounds of supplies in two months to Indonesia (America.gov)
      2. Officials needed to monitor supply administration and reduce looting
III. Maintain peace and decrease hostility
      A. In Afghanistan, more troops needed
1. Gen McChrystal “Will lose war without more”
      2. Academic Anthony Cordesman “Need 240K to deal with Taliban” (CSIS)
3. “Only real strength of Iraqi government is US army” (WorldProut)
4. “While divisive politics and naked sectarian interest receive most of the blame
for Iraq’s political inertia, government inefficiency, corruption, and administrative inexperience
arguably pose larger problems” (Long War Journal)
a. Inexperience- instable from dictatorship
b.   Ethnic/religious groups thirsty for power, plus Iran                                                                                        
                  c.   Corruption- Oil-rich country, bribery/extortion rampant
      d.   Inefficiency-...