May 14, 2014

The Myth of America's Global Peacekeeping Past

Leon Hadar, American Conservative

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With all their military might and diplomatic power, U.S. presidents in the golden age of Pax Americana failed to bring peace to the Holy Land (the only successful deal, the Oslo Agreement, was achieved in bilateral negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians), or to weaken Saddam’s hold on power in Baghdad, or the Ayatollah’s grip in Tehran. They couldn’t even prevent the rise to power of new adversaries like Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez in the U.S.’s geographical backyard.

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