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Lessons Learned From Making of a Quagmire Essay

… ¶ … lessons learned from Making of a Quagmire by David Halberstam and apply it to the defacto American raj in Afghanistan. First is not to become too closely associated with a present unpopular regime such as the Diem regime in Vietnam, as it is doing with the present administration in Afghanistan now (Halberstam and Singal 15). Also, staying in a never ending guerrilla war is an obvious lesson (ibid 65)

The best that can be done now is to declare victory since we have gotten Osama bin Laden and "train and transfer" the war to the Afghans. This was the original mission to go in, that is to decapitate and disrupt Al Qaeda. This has been done. It is impossible to do what every…. [read more]

Resolving the American War Essay

… A review of the armed forces' current directive in Afghanistan shows that this strategy of insurrection via instruction, despite its utter and complete collapse in Vietnam, is still a fundamental tenet of American foreign policy. At this very moment, tens of thousands of American troops are charged with the unenviable, and some would say impossible, task of teaching the newly formed Afghan army how to properly function as a defensive entity. The recent rash of "friendly fire" incidents, in which Afghan soldiers under the tutelage of American officers have betrayed their instructors, injuring hundreds and killing dozens, echoes the frustration endured by American commanders in Vietnam who were never fully capable of discerning friend from foe.

In his stirring introduction to Halberstam's The Making of…. [read more]

Corporate Governance in Harris Scarfe Essay

… Some of the firm's senior management such as the executive chairman and Mr. Daniel Francis McLaughlin were charged with allowing these financial irregularities to be carried out in the company. Even though McLaughlin was a respected and hardworking executive, he failed to provide truthful financial information to the board in his monthly reports. Together with other top executives, he failed to act honestly in exercising his powers and carrying out his duties in a manner that exhibited good faith in the best interests of the firm.

Relationship between the Board and Other Corporate Stakeholders:

Before the collapse of Harris Scarfe, its evident that the relationship between the board and other corporate stakeholders was poor. The board basically provided false information that they received from the…. [read more]

Military Ops Military-Led Reconstruction Capstone Project

… S. Army Major W.D. Conner (2005). In his strategic assessment of the U.S. military, Major Connor offers a perspective on military achievements in Iraq and Afghanistan that perhaps too optimistic. This may be forgiven in light of the source's proximity to the initial invasions. However, in full retrospect, we can scrutinize both the value and error in Conner's observations. According to Conner, "during recent operations, including Operation DESERT STORM and the major combat operations phase of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, the U.S. Army has demonstrated an unmatched capability to combine advanced technology with superior training, leadership, organization and planning. The U.S. military's preeminence in conventional warfare has forced potential adversaries to adapt their approach to warfare if they are to succeed against U.S. forces. The result…. [read more]

Canada and the Vietnam War Term Paper

… Canada's Involvement In The Vietnam War

It is generally believed that Canada's only involvement in the Vietnam War was allowing asylum for draft dodgers and conscientious objectors. While it is true at that Ottawa did not send soldiers to Vietnam, the country took part in the conflict in other ways. The direct and indirect commitment of troops and personnel as well as the history surrounding Canada's involvement in the war will be the topic of this paper.

Historical Perspective

Prior to World War II, Vietnam had been a French colony, although the country was occupied by the Japanese during the war. The Japanese occupation resulted in a strong anti-Japanese sentiments led by Ho Chi Minh. Ho had been a leading member of the Communist party…. [read more]

Organizational Diversity and Workforce Demographics Research Paper

VI. Huge organizations are the front-runners in teaching thoughtfulness on miscellany.

A popular movement in the current civically stimulating period pertains to organizations embarking on progressive meetings as well as mindful lessons on miscellany. Being cognizant of adverse miscellany in the state, employment tendencies should not exclude any cluster of people. Being aware of the already mentioned clusters of miscellany, being thoughtful of dissimilar beings among us is imperative.

Strangely, many people are unaware of miscellany among humanity. Each individual is unique, thus speaking about ethnical assortment in offices ought to come effortlessly (Rezvani, 2015). Unluckily, the ambiguous nature of miscellany in companies calls for progressive trials as well as mindful lessons on ethnic assortment to enhance firm interrelations.

Deliberate…. [read more]

International Energy Law Essay

… State authorities sat in front of formal and proper arbitral tribunals and were assisted by foreign counsel, the result of which were important, fair, and legally balanced cases (Kosheri, n.d.).

The International Energy Sector Landscape: In the 1980s

During this decade, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitrators of the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) panels rendered rulings that exhibited the maturation in the field of arbitration (Sabater, 2011). AGIP v. Congo, Case No. ARB/77/1 occurred during this period, as did the Aminoil Tribunal of 1982, which was characterized by its elaborated and detailed reasoning (Sabater, 2011). A number of petroleum claims were submitted from 1983 through 1987 that were brought before the Iran / USA arbitration Tribunal (Sabater, 2011). In the…. [read more]

Approaches to Second Language Classroom Interaction Term Paper

… SLA Second Language Aquisition

As the world has become increasingly more global, interests in second language acquisition has also increased. More specifically second language acquisition as it pertains to the second language classroom has become a focal point. The following research will examine three methods that are utilized in Second Language research including conversation analysis, stimulated recall and the Think Aloud Method. For the purposes of this discussion, we will explore the relationship of each approach to theory and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each system. Illustrate your argument through the use of transcribed extracts from second language classroom interaction. Let us begin the discussion with some background information about second language acquisition and second language classrooms.

Second language acquisition and second language classrooms…. [read more]

American Disabilities Act Essay

… American Disabilities Act

American's With Disabilities Act

In 1990 the United States Congress passed a body of legislation regarding the rights of disabled people in the United States. In 1995, Parliament signed a similar act into law also guaranteeing the rights of disabled people. Though each of the laws have been amended to various degrees since their initial implementation, there is still a great deal of room for improvement. Among the primary differences between the two pieces of legislation is the extensive structure and scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) relative to that of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA). Among the primary pitfalls of the ADA is its seemingly vague and relatively undefined language as well as several loopholes resulting from such…. [read more]

Hypnosis Compared to Eastern Meditation Chi Kung and Nei Thesis

… ¶ … globalization and innovations in telecommunications are bringing healthcare practitioners together from all over the world in ways that have never before been possible. As these collaborative efforts and mature communities of practice continue to emerge, it is important to help Western practitioners understand the fundamental tenets of Eastern medicine and representative practices, just as it is important to help practitioners in China and elsewhere in the East understand the allopathic approaches that are most widely practiced in the West. To this end, this study compared the clinical use of hypnosis with the use of Eastern Meditation, Chi Kung, and Nei Kung. To achieve this comparison, a review of the relevant literature was combined with a qualitative meta-analysis of the peer-reviewed and scholarly literature…. [read more]

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