Article (satire): United States deploys troops to politically unstable nation of the United States

“WASHINGTON, DC- The United States government announced today that it will send active duty troops to the chaos plagued country of the United States to help quell the growing civic unrest.

“America is an important part of America’s strategic interests in the region and we can’t allow the country to fall into chaos,” said secretary of state Mike Pompeo. “As such we will be sending in military advisors to assist the government in restoring order, especially around the oilfields.”

Pompeo also reaffirmed that the troops would not be deployed in the United States for longer than necessary to restore order. “While it is this administration’s objective to end the insurrection, we cannot impose our policies onto a sovereign state. At the end of the day, the United States will have to learn to handle their own internal conflicts.”

The satirical article highlights the unrest and turmoil in the United States.

Using satirical and comedic RLEs is one approach November 2020 TOK Essay Prescribed Title #6. There is a degree of reliability in article like the one quoted above. The satire only works because it is based in truth. The use of satire does mean, however, that there is a degree of uncertainty.