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US policy has always been the same  

Kamala Sarup

US Freedom and democracy means that the general population has control of the legislators. I think, post-World war two US policy has always been the same as pre-World war two US policy. 

Freedom is not a short term gain; it is long term.  It is about "the fundamental values of democracy".  That sentimental concept is the kind of  powerful statement that the US govt puts out to its citizens.  The US gov't., since 1776, has used such appeals to "democracy", "American way of life",
"life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness", "four score and seven year ago  etc., in the Declaration of Independence, the Gettysburg Address" and other appeal.

The core of the war on terrorism is  to protect the US against attacks by terrorists who consider the US their enemy. Radical terrorists have caused American deaths for a very long time. There have been many isolated violent acts against Americans since then.  However, the wars being waged in Afghanistan and Iraq are the immediate objectives of this war against terrorism.  Whether the U.S. government succeeds in these wars is an open question.   

The limited success in the war against terrorism is inadequate to
stop terrorism abroad, but additional adopted domestic security measures may reduce terrorist successes within the US. 

Armed Forced Day
May 21 is Armed Forced Day which was established on August 31, 1949. Through U.S. history, American people have shown great respect and honor to their armies. They remember and pay tribute to those soldiers killed in war. The Army is definitely the Nation's power and pride, and they protect the civilians. They risk their lives fighting against violence and protect the nation. Every country has to honor their soldiers who are at war, who in the line of duty are fighting.

Armies can defend the country, but are ineffective against isolated violent or terrorist attacks. Outside the country, an army can assist to defeat violence but cannot accomplish that alone because violent or arms group are not found in armies. The only way to defeat violence is to assist intelligence to find arms group and bring them to justice.

The deaths and the property losses after attack cannot be restored completely no matter how much money other countries send.

Even, there have been many isolated violent acts against civilians through out the world. Arms group or terrorists group kill children, adults and women.

Journalist and Story Writer Kamala Sarup is specialising in in-depth reporting and writing on Peace, Anti War, Women, Terrorism, Democracy, and Development. Some of her publications are: Women's Empowerment (Booklet). Prevention of trafficking through media (South Asia, Nepal Book) Efforts to Prevent Trafficking in for Media Activism (Media research). Two Stories collections. Her interests include international conflict resolution, cross-cultural communication, philosophy, feminism, political, socio-economic and literature. Her current plans are to move on to humanitarian work in conflict areas in the near future. She also is experienced in organizational and community development. A meeting of jury members held on 21 March in Geneva has decided to attribute Kamala Sarup, with a Honurable Mention of International Award for Women Issue.


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