Benedict Dewa The need to consolidate power has opened up for the struggle for power at all levels within society even outside elections. The presence of opposition groups which do not share the same ideology with those in the military has forced at times the military to act as custodians of the society and countries security as noted in Egypt. In developing countries, the lack of democratic means of changing governments has meant that military force has been made an alternative as noted in Gambia.
Military Intervention One of the most difficult issues in foreign policy is deciding when the United States should exercise military force. Most people think that military force may be used if a vital national interest of the United States is threatened.
The difficulty lies in getting people to agree on what constitutes a vital national interest. Almost everyone would agree that an attack by a foreign country on the United States threatens a vital interest. Disagreements emerge when the threat involves the free flow of a precious commodity, such as oil.
They also surface over situations that do not pose an immediate threat to U. Another area of debate opens over human rights and humanitarian efforts.
The United States is the most powerful democratic nation on Earth. Does that mean we always have a vital interest in promoting human rights and democracy? Or, should we stay out of the affairs of other nations unless they threaten other of our national interests? Another issue arises over how the United States should exercise military force.
Some argue that America should never act unilaterally, but should only act with others, allies or particularly with the United Nations.
They believe America has a strong interest in upholding international law. Debates over intervention have arisen often. Below are a few situations in which American presidents decided to use military force in recent years.
Inthe United States, which had controlled the canal zone since the canal was built, agreed to return control to Panama by In the s, Panama was led by the head of the military, Manuel Noriega. He had permitted elections, but allegations of his wrongdoing—voter fraud, intimidation, murder, drug dealing—were widely believed.
Inthe United States indicted Noriega for drug trafficking and racketeering. But the Noriega-backed legislature dismissed the president instead.
Noriega held new presidential elections in Maybut when a Noriega opponent won, Noriega voided the election. He placed a new president in office in September.
In October, military leaders tried to overthrow the regime, but Noriega put down the coup. In December, the legislature named Noriega chief executive officer of the government.
It also declared that Panama was in a state of war with the United States. The following day, a U. Four days later, President George Bush ordered the invasion of Panama.Interventionism is a policy of non-defensive (proactive) activity undertaken by a nation-state, or other geo-political jurisdiction of a lesser or greater nature, to manipulate an economy and/or feelthefish.com most common applications of the term are for economic interventionism (a state's intervention in its own economy), and foreign interventionism (a state's intervention in the affairs of.
The reasons of military interventions in politics has taken place on the basis of vested interest of military, poverty, economic instability, weak institutions, corruption and .
Military intervention in politics is a very common problem faced by developed and developing countries. Whether your country is democratic or totalitarian, you can still get the military forces involved in politics; this also happened in Nigeria during the period of military juntas.
Interventionism is a policy of non-defensive (proactive) activity undertaken by a nation-state, or other geo-political jurisdiction of a lesser or greater nature, to manipulate an economy and/or feelthefish.com most common applications of the term are for economic interventionism (a state's intervention in its own economy), and foreign interventionism (a state's intervention in the affairs of.
International Journal of Business, Humanities and Technology Vol. 2 No. 5; August Military Interventions in the Nigerian Politics: ‘A Timed Bomb’ Waiting to.
Published: Mon, 5 Dec The War against Terrorism in Afghanistan and the War in Iraq have been the recent instances of U.S. military interventions. Since the end of the First World War, the U.S.
has emerged as a vital player in the international political and economical scenario.