Our country need not go back to military engagement with Iraq. But that does not mean that we do nothing [“Iraq villagers flee militant advance in north,” Nation & World, June 26]. We need to do no harm. Bombs and drones will not help the people of Iraq. Second, we need to pressure our legislators…More
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Step by step The history of U.S. foreign policy is often of a very shortsighted view, resulting in decades of blowback and unintended consequences. [“U.S. may set up training Syrian rebels,” page one, Sept. 6.] Given this, what should be done in Syria? We should bring in U.N. peacekeepers to enforce an immediate cease-fire. Draw the lines…More
Follow legal procedure Please urge President Barack Obama to respond to the war crimes in Syria through the lawful channels of the United Nations and the International Criminal Court. [“U.S. preparing evidence trail of chemical attack in Syria,” page one, Aug. 28.] We should also use this as an occasion to propose the strengthening of the…More
The war had begun before U.S. involvement In your editorial about the Korean War, you state that “The Korean War began as a United Nations police action.” [“Remembering the forgotten war,” Opinion, July 26.] One could say that American involvement in the Korean War began as a United Nations police action. But the war itself began…More