The Strategic Defensive Initiative - “Star Wars” but no Yoda, Annakin, or Luke

This 16 page report discusses the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), more commonly referred to as “Star Wars.” The administration of U.S. President Ronald Reagan envisioned a program for a missile-defense shield, based in outer space that was supposed to be able to render nuclear weapons obsolete. SDI, implemented or not, meant decisions would have to be made that would most certainly affect the future of the world. Although SDI-Star Wars never went beyond a rudimentary testing stage, it changed the strategic-arms debate in ways favorable to the United States. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Nuclear Disarmament and the National Missile Defense Shield

This 12 page report discusses the issue of nuclear disarmament in terms of how it relates to the National Missile Defense Shield and how the failure to truly disarm and the threat of implementing the NMD stand in the way of the United Nations’ ideal of a truly peaceful global society. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

Secretary Gates Was Correct to Cancel the Vehicle Program

This 3 page paper argues that Secretary of Defense Gates was correct to cancel the vehicle portion of the future combat system program. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Defending Robespierre

This 3 page paper discusses a possible defense for Robespierre, the man known as "Master of the Terror" during the French Revolution. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Observations in History, Nationalism, and Military Strategy and Technology

An 8 page address of six specific questions regarding the modern history as it began in the seventeenth century, the offense-defense theory in political sciences, dynastic v nationalistic wars, technological impacts to twentieth century warfare, the evolution of airpower between WWI and WWII and Germanys mistakes in WWI and WWII. Bibliography lists sources.

King v. Mill/Utilitarian on Civil Rights

A 5 page essay that examines the defense that King formulated in his 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' according to the philosophical parameters of utilitarianism, which were formulated by John Stuart Mill. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Effects of the Persian Gulf War on the U.S. Economy

A 5 page paper documenting the residual affects of the Persian Gulf War on the U.S. economy in which the writer explores three specific economic affects: the cost required to repair damage done to Iraqi and Kuwaiti civilians to restore livelihood in the region; the financial obligation the U.S. has to its troops suffering from Gulf War syndrome; and the misrepresented information provided to the government that allowed for the allotment of over $80 billion in increased defense spending directed towards 'smart' bomb technologies. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Operation Earnest Will

A 5 page research paper that analyzes the success of Operation Earnest Will. Three years before Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm, the U.S. Navy was involved in Operation Earnest Will, which was part of a conflict that has been referred to as the 'tanker war' of 1987-88. Operation Earnest Will foreshadowed Operations Desert Storm/Desert Shield, andólike Desert Stormóit confirmed and made more permanent the role of the U.S. in the defense of the Persian Gulf. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Tecumseh’s “War”

This 5 page report discusses the 18th and early 19th century Shawnee leader who attempted to create a “pan-Indian” coalition that could work as a confederation of mutual support and defense in order to protect the lands and indigenous peoples against the white pioneers moving west across the Appalachian mountains. In terms of the question of whether or not Tecumseh’s “war” could possibly have been won, the writer of this report argues that it could not. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Benefits of Nuclear Weapons:

This 5 page paper examines the benefits of nuclear weapons and is written as an argument in their defense. This paper bases the argument in support of nuclear weapons on a wide variety of facts relating to the political, economic and environmental benefits of nuclear weapons. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Gulf War

This 5 page paper examines the conflict in the Gulf during the Bush administration and focuses on the defense systems of the United States. Chemical contamination is also a part of the discussion. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Arpanet: History, Problems and Innovation

5 pages in length. Reviews the history of the Arpanet from its beginnings, the problems it has faced and the innovation it has wrought as a forerunner to the Internet. The myth surrounding the Arpanet is that it was devised as a means to survive a nuclear war. While this is certainly interesting, the truth is that the Arpanet was commissioned by the Department of Defense in 1969. The true purpose of the Arpanet was to save money by linking the computers of scientists and researchers. The writer explains in this well-written paper details regarding the Arpanet. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Defense of President Bill Clinton

In 5 pages the author argues that President Clinton should not be impeached. It would not be in the best interest of the nation to remove President Clinton from office. Both political and constitutional issues are raised by the question of whether President Bill Clinton should be impeached or even censured. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

The Role Of Military Power In 21st-Century Crisis Management In Contrast With The Cold War And The 1990s

8 pages in length. Examining both the subtle and blatant differences between the role of military power in twenty-first-century crisis management and that of the Cold War and 1990s finds tremendously gapping holes where the concept of vulnerability is concerned. The duality of censorship and public information has reached an apex of integration where contemporary military power is concerned, often going so far as to influence the manner by which the decision-making process transpires; issues of prevention are approached; escalation, de-escalation and termination options are determined; as well as how the entire foundation of structures and processes are applied from what has now become a highly publicized spectacle rather than the covert operation it has historically been. In the case of Cold War, however, technology of another sort was providing a strength of character and fortitude that ultimately enabled Reagan and the military to engage in the Strategic Defense Initiative. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Cold War Consequences

The Cold War was a war of ideology that had it's beginnings in the aftermath of World War II and the redistribution of power. The two great powers, the United States and the Soviet Union struggled for a balance of power in a world where even the definitions of peace had changed. The Cold war had the effect of generating an active defense of American capitalism. Private enterprise economy was seen as a viable and stable economic system. Economic freedom and political democracy were commingled in the eyes of the world, much as communism and authoritarian government were. This 5 page paper examines some of the changes wrought by the ending of the Cold War and the changes that might be expected in the future. Bibliography lists 7 sources.