Should oil be the basis for the United States to become in involved militarily?

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Should oil be the basis for the United States to become in involved militarily? To answer this question, write an essay of no less than 600 words meeting standard APA requirements. Before giving your position in the essay, delineate key points on both sides of the issue. Site at least four sources from peer-reviewed journals in support and against – two sources for each position. After you have done the above, give your position along with justification

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Oil and Military InterventionNameClassDateProfessorOil and Military Intervention Oil is one of the most important natural resources on the Earth and one of the most fought over. Since many nations on the globe are dependent on oil what happens in oil rich companies becomes a global concern especially for the United States. A lack of oil could potentially create major damage to the American economy but despite this military intervention concerning oil should only involve protecting this natural resource not going to war in order to obtain this resource. America's military interest in a country should not be motivated by oil but a real need for military intervention. There has been a great debate for years over the true reason America intervened in Iraq after 9/11 with some finding the motivation was less about terrorism but more about protecting oil sources in the country. American troops have been tasked with protecting petroleum pipelines in Iraq but this is not the only country where America has inserted their military power in order to provide a global oil-protection service. U.S. personnel in Colombia, Saudi Arabia, and the Republic of Georg

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