Fighting the War the Wrong Way Article Review by Writing Specialists

Fighting the War the Wrong Way
This paper analyzes an article "Counterrevolution in Military Affairs" by Ralph Peters.
# 91604 | 1,034 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 01, 2007 in Political Science (U.S.) , English (Argument) , English (Analysis) , Hot Topics (Iraq Wars)

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The paper discusses what the author of the article believes to be taking place in military relations today. Peters accuses the US of trying to 'Americanize' the whole world, with the war being fought in the 'American' way. The paper explains Peter's belief that America cannot fight Iraq with regular weaponry and soldiers; the suicide bombers work differently and thus are prevailing. Peters warns that the US has a very fragile infrastructure that relies on other countries and many people simply enjoy it without realizing how vulnerable it makes their country.

From the Paper:

"The media is not the main concern of the article, however. The main issue for Peters is that the way the war is being waged is not really the way that it needs to be accomplished. For this idea, Peters uses the example of suicide bombers, as they are often on the news and are 'stars' of their own drama, however briefly (Peters, 2006). These individuals do not generally seem that concerned about who they target. They may have a specific goal in mind, but if it falls through they will not completely abandon their mission - they will simply pick an easier target. All too often, these easier targets are women and children; innocent civilians that just happened to find themselves in harm's way (Peters, 2006)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Peters, R. (February 6, 2006). Counterrevolution in military affairs. Weekly Standard, 11(20).

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