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Name: Instructor: Institution: Social Sciences Date: The Ethics and Practicality of the War in Afghanistan and Iraq The United States of America, arguably the world`s most powerful nation, and one of the most developed on the planet, has a rather curious foreign policy. The country has got a proud history that helped shape up its various forms of governance to achieve an optimum and widely acceptable form of internal governance that it enjoys right now, which has also made it the greatest democracy on earth. After achieving internal governance, the nation developed a new strategy to ensure global domination. This is the basis of its foreign policy in general. From the early years of the last century, the country has continuously tried exerting its influence over the rest of the world, as it tests its might over the other nations. Its watershed moment came during the Second World War, when it contributed significantly, to the defeat of Germany. This is what effectively ended the war. There is the other major war that America engaged in the Far East, the Vietnam War. Questions still linger on the reasons behind it, as the country sent thousands and thousands of soldiers in a never-ending war. There is, however, the later foreign engagements that the U.S has taken, which seem to raise quite a lot of controversy; the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ever since the invasion in the early 2000s, the United States has realized very little success. Initially, it was t...