Tyler W. Pennsylvania

Dealing with the Islamic State

This letter was written to address the current problem that is the Islamic State (ISIS), a group bent on terrorism out of the middle east, and ask a solution of this problem from then next president of the United States.

Dear Mr/Mrs President,

Currently, the Islamic State is causing thousands to lose their lives. There are many ways that one could deal with this problem. Sec. Hillary Clinton wants to fight ISIS by bombarding them with airstrikes, which can result in collateral damage to friendly nations, or even our own citizens. Donald Trump wants to send our own troops in to fight ISIS more precisely, however, that could result in US Troop casualties. Gary Johnson wants to abstain from fighting the Islamic State, and focus on issues within the United States before acting as the world's police force. This will result in the rapid expansion of the Islamic State to more countries who cannot defend themselves by their overwhelming force. With any of these plans, many people are going to be hurt, or even killed. I, personally would limit airstrikes to places filled with only members of the Islamic State, to minimize the number of civilian casualties, and use US Troops to filter out any militants that are embedded with civilians in a town. This will, hopefully, minimize the number of innocent casualties and knock ISIS down notch. Once the Islamic State is weakened by the US, we can turn the fighting over to the military of ISIS controlled land, which will eventually knock them out. Providing aid to other countries fighting ISIS will not be worth it if ISIS is as strong as they are now.

In conclusion, I hope that I have swayed your view on how to deal with the Islamic State in such a way to reduce casualties.

Respectfully yours,

Tyler Williams

Elizabethtown Area High School

2016 Fall Honors World History

A collection of questions, lessons learned, and pressing thoughts from my 2016 Fall Honors World History students at Elizabethtown Area High School to the next President of the United States on the topic of foreign policy and pressing international issues

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