ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS. SHOULD BE APPROXIMATELY 100 WORDS PER QUESTION.
1. How did the Persian Gulf War confirm that the United States had “healed” from the internal divisions or “wounds” caused by the Vietnam War? What factors led to the significant public support among Americans for the Persian Gulf War? What role did President George H. W. Bush play in rallying public opinion?
2. Did the United States’ support for the mujahidin during the Soviet Occupation set the stage for the rise of the Taliban and Al Qaeda? What steps could the United States have taken to prevent Afghanistan from becoming a haven for terrorists?
3. Should the United States have secured a UN resolution directly authorizing military force before it invaded Iraq in 2003? What were the main arguments used by the Bush administration in favor of military force without a subsequent UN authorization?
4. Evaluate whether or not the War on Terror permanently changed the United States. Is the United States fundamentally the same country that it was prior to the September 11, 2001 attacks or not? Be sure to support your claims using evidence from the texts.