Is War Necessary?

March 27th, 2009

Is war necessary? This question divides people. There are reasons to support both sides of the issue. War is seen by most as a measure that should only be used if there is no other alternative. Some would argue that war should be an offensive strategy because if we perceive a country as a threat, we should be able fight them. And the others point out that war should never be used. Only diplomatic resolutions should be used. But no matter what opinion one may have on the issue, it seems that war is inevitable is our world. Throughout the history of the human race, we have been at conflict with each other because of our differences and failure to cooperate with each other.

Is war ever justified? I would argue yes. Take the Iraq War for example. Saddam Hussein was a mass murderer who was responsible for the deaths of thousands of his own people. He tried to attain chemicals to make deadly weapons and failed to listen to the United Nations. The only alternative in this situation was to take him out of power. Even though this is a controversial issue, it seems that no matter what anyone says, war will happen and we have to realize that.

Let us look at the reality of the situation. Why is war evil? It kills people and destroys nations. Why is war good? It gives us a positive outlook on the future and allows us to be able to look over our mistakes. The human race has been embroiled in conflict since our first days, but the wars of the world have made us a stronger people and that is undeniable.

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  1. Jazz
    December 6th, 2010 at 16:37 | #1

    uhm… war is not neccessary if you can make a peaceful compromise. If you can’t reach an agreement, i see no reason to kill millions of people and destroy their homes just ‘cuz no side gets what it is they want… maybe if we lived simpler lives, there would be no need for disputes or fights…

  2. JDK
    December 14th, 2010 at 15:07 | #2

    war is neccisary if millions of people die cuz of a terrorist act.

  3. warisnecessary
    February 17th, 2011 at 17:48 | #3

    there will always be a war weather justified or not unless one person rules the world like a dictator ship but even then there will always be another war because it is in our nature as human beings and there will always be other beliefs from our own which is why a lot wars started

  4. Talon
    May 25th, 2011 at 17:56 | #4

    @JDK
    Have you ever considered that maybe perhaps Al Qaeda weren’t the only ones ‘in’ on the tower going down? There was a lawsuit by a woman who walked out the hole in the pentagon after it was hit. Her suit was thrown out of court by a judge who was related to the defendants…

  5. war for peace
    August 28th, 2011 at 04:16 | #5

    @Jazz
    i agree.war is the result of money power and not only that but peace as well, yes i agree that there should be peace, unnesesary , but we cant just say lets make a peaceful compremise i mean let’s face it if the world were like that then WW1 and WW2 would never have existed. Due to war America is the super power of today and yet how was that accomplished was through the wars for oil. this was an unnessary indeed it was purely for money, not a search for weapons of “mass destruction”. bt sadly war is also nessesary in order to defend your country from other like whats happening in Libia the revolutioneries are right and in order to bring The monster who rules their country i think then it is nessesary

  6. Turbulence
    September 1st, 2011 at 19:15 | #6

    I think that war is sometimes necessary. Only in the case that you defend yourself, the alternative of not fighting would be worse (WW2), or you are saving an ally. The Iraq war though was over false pretenses and I feel we should have pulled out and have sent less people in the first place.

  7. trent.
    October 3rd, 2011 at 21:04 | #7

    @war for peace
    America is bull, your fighting fights that are pointless you spend way to much on your defense sector. WW1 and WW2. Canada prevailed war is stupid. but it has to happen.

  8. sierra
    October 23rd, 2011 at 11:09 | #8

    @Jazz
    you are right Jazz the war isn’t necessary at all no buts or ands

  9. AM
    April 17th, 2012 at 20:32 | #9

    No offense, but to those saying war is completely unnecessary and that we should just compromise peacefully on everything, that’s a little ignorant to say. Peaceful compromises are great, but its not that easy. Do you think we could just suddenly make peace with Kim Jong-un? Was there a chance of reasoning with Hitler? Some leaders you just can’t make peaceful arrangement’s with.

  10. rm
    April 25th, 2012 at 22:07 | #10

    Is war necessary? There is more than one answer for this since there are reasons to support both sides. Some think that war is against god, but others believe that there are no other alternatives to the issues. No matter what your opinion is, war is inevitable in our world. Since the human race started, we are always in conflict whether it is about skin color, religion, and nationalism.

    For generations, the color of our skin has created conflict throughout the world. When we were trading for African Americans, it was wrong of us, but at the time, it wasn’t a big thing. The north wanted us to stop, so it caused a civil war in 1861. Our skin color doesn’t make us who we are, and we shouldn’t judge someone because of it. The civil war started just because a few people had enough nerve to stand up for the slaves and say that slaves had just as much rights as everyone else. Their religion said that god made us all equal.

    Religion is the main reason we have been at war with Iraq since March 20, 2003. There are Muslims that don’t believe the same as the Practicing Muslims, but there is no excuse for being a suicide bomber. Practicing Muslims murder several innocent lives, and they don’t think twice. An academic study on the religion in 73 major conflicts over the past 3,500 years concluded that 60% of wars had religious motivation whatsoever and only 4% were viewed as not religious wars.

    World War I is a main part of our history, and it was mostly about nationalism. Nationalism is when you feel that your nation is better than another, and you are a strong supporter of the rights and interests of one’s country. During World War I, each country tried to prove their dominance and power. Yes, your nation may be wealthier than ours, or your government is not as corrupt. I am proud of my nation, and I am to the understanding that we are all equal. When we notice this, we will not have as many conflicts.

    Let us look at the situation. I don’t believe war settles all conflicts, but it is necessary in most cases. War is not necessarily a good thing, but it does protect our nation and give us freedom. Even though we have been at war since the human race started, the wars of the worlds have only made us stronger people.

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