The First Committee of UN General Assembly deals with disarmament, global challenges and threats to peace that affect the international community and strives to develop strategies to the situations encountered in the international security regime. It takes into account all matters pertaining to disarmament and international security that falls within the ambit of the UN Charter. The principles revolve around cooperation in the maintenance of peace and security, governing disarmaments and the regulations of armaments. Even though its resolutions are non-binding on member states, but they still hold significance because of the vital recommendations put forth to the Security Council on matters of global security. The committee is limited by the UN charter which is based on the international principles of cooperation and thereby, it cannot dictate any military action nor impose economic sanction on a particular nation.
The year is 2008, Barack Obama has made a campaign promise to close down Guantanamo Bay if elected president. He is subsequently elected president twice, yet fails to have even started the process of closing it down. Why are oversees military boots so important and what makes them necessary? The debate against them has ranged from the crimes conducted by the foreign soldiers to covert operations being conducted within them against the host country. However, their strategic importance cannot be denied. Where are Oversees Boots headed in the 21st Century?
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