“America’s Vital Interests” Please respond to the following:
Elaborate on whether and how the United States thought it was pursuing its national interest by turning to imperialism in the late nineteenth century.
· Describe what America’s vital interests are today with support from your reading.
Explain why a country’s national interest is so hard to define.
“America in Vietnam” Please respond to the following:
The Vietnam War was a counterinsurgency that involved us in guerilla warfare that was similar, in some ways, to what we face in Afghanistan today. But the way the Vietnam War was conducted was considered to be immoral and unjust by many.
· Describe the prevailing arguments of what constitutes a “just war,” and assess the justice of the Vietnam War in that context.
· Speculate on how the world would be different today if the U.S. had not become involved in Vietnam.