14 mai 2018

The Dangerous Rise of Kinetic Diplomacy

warontherocks.com

“I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail .” Perhaps the most indelible public spat between a U.S. diplomat and the U.S. military remains that between U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Colin Powell in 1992. Their argument might seem odd today, but at the time Albright, the diplomat, was arguing for the need to deploy U.S. armed forces in support of humanitarian intervention [...]