Foreign intervention strays from core beliefs
In Our Opinion
When in the last 50 years has the intervention of the United States done a country good?
It’s a difficult question to answer. After all, foreign policy should be about developing and maintaining relations through diplomacy, not through the barrel of a gun or a cruise missile.
Since 1964, the U.S. has been involved militarily in a number of areas. We’ve had boots on the ground in Vietnam, Grenada, Lebanon, Iraq (twice) and Afghanistan. We’ve bombed targets in Laos, Cambodia, Libya and Serbia.
Maybe there are a couple success stories in there. Lebanon and the Balkans have been relativel...