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President Donald Trump authorized an airstrike of an airfield in Syria. The purpose of this strike was, in part, to punish the Assad regime for using chemical weapons against its own people, and is the latest example of the US getting involved in a foreign conflict.
Supporters of the United States engaging in foreign conflicts believe the USA has a duty to intervene, and support people from around the world from repressive or dangerous governments. According to members of this camp, the US has a moral obligation to oppose oppressive governments.
Opponents of US involvement in foreign conflicts believe that it is a waste of resources, lives, and money as the United States’ immediate welfare is not at risk. Members of this camp conclude that US resources should only be used when the benefits directly impact its citizens.
The US airstrike against Syria begs the question, should the United States get involved in foreign conflicts?