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The debate over U.S. intervention in foreign conflicts is timeless, and one that the U.S. will face indefinitely. While today the focus is on Syria, and tomorrow it could be Egypt, the U.S. has wrestled with the issue throughout its history—WWI, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Somalia, Rwanda, Iraq, Afghanistan (again), Libya, and others.
John Quincy Adams’ warning, “she goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy,” is one that is still relevant today. How does intervention impact human well-being at home and abroad, and what framework best guides when, and if, the U.S. should intervene?
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Senator Rand Paul
Mercatus Center, George Mason University
Fox News National Security Analyst
Peter Van Buren
Author and former State Department official