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Debate Score:19
Arguments:23
Total Votes:21
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Should America bring her troops home and have a stronger national defense?


Yes.

Side Score: 10
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No.

Side Score: 9
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I tend to lean towards yes. Now, I am very ignorant in terms of foreign policies and our military operations and contributions overseas save what I know from limited personal experience. Perhaps it's better to have some of our own out there in case America is attacked again, kind of a "don't have all your fish in a bucket" type thing. I'd be curious to see what people who have more knowledge in this area think.

Side: Yes.
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I am curious as well. Have you served in the military? I agree with all of your points.....................................................................

Side: Yes.
Mint_tea(4593) Clarified
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My father was Army. I was a military brat for the first 12 years of my life.

Side: Yes.
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Now, I am very ignorant in terms of foreign policies and our military operations and contributions overseas save what I know from limited personal experience.

You read this and thought he was in the military?

Side: Yes.
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. I'd be curious to see what people who have more knowledge in this area think.

Good luck in finding that here.

Side: Yes.
1 point

Lol, fair enough. But I've found there are usually some surprises on this site.

Side: Yes.

In large part, yes. I think it's time for the other countries to pony up their fair share to defend themselves and their interests. Why should the US always bear the burden?

Side: Yes.

The United States helped form ISIS. Sure ISIS existed before they pulled the troops out. But the minute the last boat left that hell hole, Nothing was stopping ISIS from growing. When the United States the first time had troops over their they where preventing ISIS from getting as big as it is now. And unless the world wants more groups like ISIS to form than it would be better to leave the troops alone.

Side: No.
Sitar(3682) Disputed
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Most wars are illegal because they have not been approved by a Constitutional process. Congress is supposed to approve a war though a majority vote. It is not our job to police the world. Less troops at home equals a weaker national defense.

Side: Yes.
Hellno(17759) Disputed
2 points

You completely ignored Nathan's point.

Side: No.
outlaw60(15500) Disputed
1 point

Can you give us a definition of what most wars mean in your own words ?

Side: No.
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OK you obvously do not know what you are talking about do you? Did you know the military can not take action inside the United States against civilians.The U.S. military can shoot a civilian terrorist or not if they pose a threat on a Military base.

The Posse Comitatus Act stops military forces with he exception of the National Guard, from acting on civilians.

In order for the military to get involved with domestic events their would have to war like or terrorist attack type events going on. Even than the President has to issue the military the permission to intervene with domestic events. Take 9/11 the United states NAVY sent a jet after one of the planes but the jet had no weapons and the argument was to crash the jet into the plane. But it was called off. Because The United States never was put into a situation like that. If 9/11 would happen again yes the United States would fly either a armored jet are crash the jet into the plane.

9/11 is what started many of the wars that are still going on. By the way...

Side: No.
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Syria is an absolute mess. Millions are dying and who is intervening? Russia - who kill even more for their own purposes. It is horrific and the USA, and the UN in general, could help to end the war but why not? Because of stupid rhetoric like what you spew.

Side: No.
Sitar(3682) Clarified
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Congress has to declare a war......................................................................

Side: Yes.
Atrag(5553) Disputed
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So what? They should.

Side: Yes.
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America is a global super power, and if it were to take all troops into America the world would erupt into chaos. Isis would run rampant in the middle east, while Saudi Arabia and Israel would both fall without the support of American military. Furthermore, outside of the middle east, Boko haram would run rampant in Nigeria and west Africa more than it already has, and south Korea and Japan would surely be invaded or attacked by North Korea. Also, the United States military is bigger than the next four countries militaries on the list, and our brining all of American troops into the United states would be unreasonable. The USA is not under any threat of an invasion, and you cannot attack individual terrorist groups with an army.

A useful link for military size: I've checked it with other sources and they all give the same results http://www.globalfirepower.com/country-military-strength-detail.asp?country_id=united-states-of-america

Side: No.