Issues facing America

Issuesfacing America

Literaryworks often aim at making a particular point regarding a certainsubject. More often than not, a literary work incorporates a claim,support, warrant, backing, rebuttal and qualifier. A claim underlinesan assertion regarding the truth pertaining to a certain issue, onethat is in doubt or disputed (Sutherland 36). In the articleprovided, the main claim is that a large number of the foreign policyinitiatives initiated by the Bush administration to counterterrorism, alongside the unwillingness to initiate domesticsacrifices and the tax cuts undermined the same goals that they werecreated to attain. This claim is supported by the fact that theinterventions of the United States abroad did not prevent peercompetitors from rising, rather it put Washington at an increasingdisadvantage compared to its rivals such as Beijing as the country’sdefense expenditure and federal debt increased from 32.5% to 53.5% in2001 and 2009 (Leffler 36). Further, this statement is qualified bythe fact that instead of thwarting proliferation, the intervention ofthe United States in the name of regime change offered crucialincentives for rogue nations to seek WMD, including Iran and NorthKorea as a way of eliminating or lessening the possibility forinvasion by the United States.

Intaking the written text through Turnitin, parts that have been copieddirectly or have a close resemblance with the original material arehighlighted since they are likely to amount to plagiarism. Plagiarismunderlines the replication of the original work of an individualeither wholly or in part without giving due credit to the originalauthor (Randall 22). Of course, parts that have been copied willalways be highlighted. However, it will only be considered to beplagiarism in instances where the original author is not cited orgiven due credit.


Leffler,Melvyn P. 9/11 in Retrospect. ForeignAffairs.Sep/Oct2011, Vol. 90 Issue 5, p33-44. 12p.

Randall,Marilyn.&nbspPragmaticPlagiarism: Authorship, Profit, and Power.Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2000. Print.

Sutherland,John. HowLiterature Works: 50 Key Concepts.New York: Oxford University Press,&nbspMar 10, 2011, print