U.S. Military Presence Abroad
Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially reduce its military and/or police presence in one or more of the following: South Korea, Japan, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq, Turkey
the end of World War Two, he United States military presence expanded to
several foreign countries in Europe and Asia. The Korean and Vietnam
Wars, along with the Cold War, led to even more U.S. military bases
around the world. Since the Gulf War, U.S. involvement in these six
nations has become increasingly problematic.
The Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States led to a new War on
Terror. Large military deployments were made to Afghanistan and Iraq.
Withdrawal dates from these countries are hotly debated topics in U.S.
While many argue that U.S. presence is needed in these foreign countries
to help preserve global peace, some feel that the United States takes
too large a role in the affairs of other nations. It has even been
suggested that the U.S. military has overstayed its welcome in many
This collection will help to develop arguments in respect to U.S.
military around the world. The articles examine the events that led to
U.S. presence, the current U.S. involvement, current security threats
around the world, as well as alternatives to military presence. The
collection is drawn primarily from the World and Iís e-library of back