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America believes that the war in Iraq has subsided. It is thought that many family members and friends will return home from the Middle East to stay. Now, as September is in full swing, America finds itself in a predicament. As of August of this year, The American government has sent armed forces to Iraq to assist their military in fighting against the radical group otherwise known as The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or “ISIS.” The question remains for the American people, is it best for our nation and citizens for the military to stay out of the conflict, or to try to resolve it? The American government should continue to act by sending combat teams into Iraq in order to protect its citizens, support its allies and to prevent and ultimately stop ISIS from harming innocent people. An important responsibility of the American government is to provide a sense of security and safety for their citizens, whether it is here in the country or around the world. The nation as a whole was devastated in August by the apparent murder of James Foley, an American photojournalist. The video was posted to YouTube and portrayed the horrific death as the Islamic State members decapitated the photojournalist who was captured in Syria two years prior to his execution. (DeYoung and Goldman, 1) His murderers, individually unidentified, claim to be members of the terrorist group known as The Islamic State. On September 2nd, another journalist by the name of “Steven Sotloff” shared the same fate as Foley. (Otis, 1) The crimes committed against these Americans have proven that action by our military is crucial. It is essential that we act swiftly in order to prevent such events from unfolding against other captives in Iraq and Syria.
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