Great Decisions in Foreign Policy

Season 42 Episode 6

The Intervention Calculation

Full Episode: The Intervention Calculation


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The U.S., for better or worse, is often seen as the world’s policeman. But the question of when to intervene in other nations' affairs with military force has long stymied American policymakers, from Afghanistan and Iraq to Libya and Syria. Why do we intervene in some conflicts and stand on the sidelines in others? Featured Guests: Anne Marie Slaughter, Dean, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, General James Jones, Former National Security Advisor, Bill Kristol, The Weekly Standard, Max Boot, Council on Foreign Relations, General Richard Meyers, Former Head of Joint Chiefs of Staff.moreless
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