View Poll Results: How should the United States deploy Troops?

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  • Stop being the world police, we need them here, all troops need to come home right away

    10 27.78%
  • Slowly bring all troops deployed around the world home

    8 22.22%
  • Strategically place troops in areas where they are needed most for security

    17 47.22%
  • We need more not less international involvement

    1 2.78%
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Thread: Troop Deployment

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    Re: Troop Deployment

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Bring them home now. It does no good to have all these troops all over the world, but to feed fuel to terrorism.
    You can't just bring troops home with a snap of the fingers. It takes years. Consider Afghanistan: We used Pakistan ports to get here. Today we're not the best of friends with Pakistan, and can't use their ports. We would have to build an exit....but to where....and remember that terrorists would be attacking such an exit, so more troops would be needed.

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    Re: Troop Deployment

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You know how much I hate agreeing with you? Sometimes I have to though, and this is exactly correct. There is a reason for bases in various places around the world, and for forward deployed naval elements. It is so we can rapidly respond to crises that arise that effect our interests around the world. In the modern world, we no longer have the luxury of thinking that things that happen elsewhere won't effect us.
    This is the ideal, IMO too. But I question whether the US political system can maintain bases around the world without using them to police the world. If they exist, we will be involved where we ought not be. If we accept this, then we are left with two options: become the police of the world or completely withdraw our troops from these foreign stations. Since we cannot afford to be the police right now, I would rather we build a strong defense at home today. This truly isn't the ideal for me, but I do not see a better realistic option.

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    Re: Troop Deployment

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    What if we don't want to come home?
    Not your call. The president is called upon to do what's best for American interests as a whole, not soley the Military's. Extended troop deployment in the Middle East does absolutely nothing to make us safer at home, let alone the massive costs involved.

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    Re: Troop Deployment

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    Not your call.
    Not yours either, but this poll solicits individual opinions as though is was our call to make, each of us. So, what if we don't want to come home?

    If it were up to me, troops would be repositioned for our next engagement, but not brought home. What a mess that would be.
    Last edited by Jerry; 01-12-12 at 05:12 AM.

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    Re: Troop Deployment

    What the world, and our nation should do is establish an "United Nations" whose goal is a better world, world peace.
    Its not right that any one nation should be the Earth's policeman.
    I would situate this new UN in Jerusalem....And to hell with those silly temples(Islamic and Israeli), they should be dead and buried - forever.
    No vote, of course, I do not care for the choices.

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    Re: Troop Deployment

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Would that include middle east oil?
    Look on the bright side.

    When we have our military fight in the middle east, oil profits can pay for the war.

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    Re: Troop Deployment

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    Look on the bright side.

    When we have our military fight in the middle east, oil profits can pay for the war.
    So you are counting on big oil to bail the US out of debt??? That's your plan???
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    Re: Troop Deployment

    I don't get the **** why so many US citizens complaing about their nation maintaing an international military presense around the world. The Pros for maintaining such a presense, which many hippies and socialists in this thread has conveniently ignored:
    1) Economic benefits: Sure, maintaining, sustaining, supplying those bases cost hundreds of billions of dollars. Yet think of the economic benefits. You boost the defense sector. You help allies, making the possibility of favorable trade more likely. You can guard vital economic resources overseas such as canals, oilfields, etc..., which not only help keep your country economically afloat, but also keeps the world economy stable. While it may cost hundreds of billions, the return profit is more than double that
    2) Diplomatic benefits: You of course, get more allies, more economic benefits from their natural resources, economy, and trade. You get a greater standing in the international world, and proved your military might, making your country less vulnerable to attack or exploitation
    There are countless other benefits, including military, political, and various other benefits. Frankly, I don't get the **** why people whine so much about it
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    Re: Troop Deployment

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    I don't get the **** why so many US citizens complaing about their nation maintaing an international military presense around the world.
    It probably has something to do with our 15 trillion dollar debt and the need to cut senior's programs to continue paying for it.
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    Re: Troop Deployment

    EMPIRE!!!



    tehehehe

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