Brigadier Simon S. Sharraf
America Embroiled in Ethics of Endless War
A Question of Conscience
Who will Answer?
Though ordinary citizens may look at war as an end to politics and diplomacy, statesmen of realism paradigm know that it is 'a continuation of the policy in concert with other means' (Clausewitz). According to Julian Lider, the transition point to state sanctioned violence however, remains a challenge.
US President Truman faced a very difficult choice after having received the lengthy Kennan Telegram from Moscow. In the midst of electioneering, both Truman and his opponent Thomas Dewey did not want to appear spineless against Stalin. What followed was a Cold War built on containment. Ironically the issue then was not military expansionism, but resistance by Stalin to Breton Woods...
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