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Policemen of the World

Aymen Hashmi
History 105, Section 102
Professor Daniel Finn September 5, 2014 The United States has been serving as a police role for the entire world for many years now. This has been especially beneficial to the U.S. in terms of making allies and also aiding those countries in need. U.S. has been a backup country for many third world countries that look forward to receiving assistance from the United States in emergency situations. There is significance in both the international incidents that occurred which I have selected to discuss. In both cases the United States worked as the policeman or world superpower. They aided Jordan and Turkey from Syria in the situation when Syria was a threat to them. They not only aided with help of troops but also an operation plan to assist them incase of an unplanned event (Gordon, 2012). America is also helping with ensuring the military is ready for both countries for any military needs. Determine two to three (2-3) international events from the past five years that can be traced back to a foreign policy created after the Civil War. One international event that occurred in late 2012 was in Jordan. There were 150 U.S. troops deployed to Jordan to help it contain the Syrian Civil War within Syria's borders. There was fear of Syria losing control of its chemical weapons. The task force, which has been led by a senior American officer, is based at a Jordanian military training center north of Amman (Gordon, 2012). Many Syrian refugees have crossed into the military training center and are using the resources provided by Jordon. Recent skirmishes have broken out between the Syrian military and Jordanians guarding the country’s northern border, where many families have ties to Syria. The Obama administration has offered communications equipment and nonlethal assistance to the rebels of Syrian…...

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