The struggle to attain greater military power over an opposing force has many negative impacts on a community, which results in conflicts and battles in order to ascertain the dominance over another community, force or individuals. This leaves one side to withhold the power and the other side being powerless in stopping them, which is exemplified by the newspaper article Six soldiers among ten dead in Iraq. In this article, it illustrates that the terrorists are taking desperate measures to ascertain greater military power over the Iraq army. This consequently results in many soldiers and policemen being killed to establish fear and intimidation within the Iraqi army by the terrorists, in an attempt to persuade Iraq to surrender through violent malicious intentions. It is shown that military power can lead to greed and selfishness for power, which push the terrorists to cause harm, to intimidate and to bring about fear to their victims in order to portray themselves as formidable and powerful. It is epitomised that power can have both negative or positive effects on individuals or a community.

However, having total military power over a community is portrayed as being difficult to attain. This act of gaining complete military power over another force is exemplified in the article. However, the terrorists in the article are conveyed as being militarily powerful through their brutal and ruthless violent attacks on the Iraqi army. This evokes fear and intimidation, which helps them to attain full military power over the Iraqi army. However, it is evidently shown that despite the aggression shown by the terrorists, they do not fully attain military dominance over the Iraqi army.

The idea of struggling to attain greater political or military power is evident throughout both texts Six soldiers among ten dead in Iraq and A Hard God. In A Hard God, the struggle to attain political power is exemplified through the violent acts of physical power, which results in...