TOLFA Segment 10, Question 2

While it's true that all of America's wars have been non-defensive, couldn't it be said that that results from the high standard of deterrent, defensive force the US Government provides? Indeed it could. The US Military has an honorable history and has protected the American people well for more than two centuries.
No. If the US Military were "just" an effective dissuader against foreign attack or invasion, there would be no need for aggressive war.
All the foreign interventions listed in Segment 10 were pre-emptive strikes. If America had not fought them, the fighting would have been on US soil instead of overseas.

Don't hurry away; even when you've got the right answer, try clicking on the others to see why they are wrong! Then when you have correctly answered this make notes in your student notebook, then go to Question 3.

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