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September 8, 2013 at 8:01 AM

U.S. involvement in Syria

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…

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Comments | More in Foreign policy, Middle East, military, Politics | Topics: bashar assad, chemical weapons, syria

August 29, 2013 at 7:37 AM

War crimes in Syria

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…

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July 31, 2013 at 5:56 AM

Remembering the Korean War

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…

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Comments | More in Politics | Topics: 38th parallel, korea, korean war