The Morality of Intervention: Living Up to Self-Imposed Labels (The Mantle)

The question of how and when the United States ought to be involved in international conflicts, particularly those in which we are not directly implicated, has long been a matter of fierce debate among Americans. The catalyst for its current place at the forefront of public discourse seems to have been our decision to involve ourselves in the Libyan conflict. This decision has been especially contentious as it played out in the midst of violent conflict in a multitude of neighboring countries, which we have otherwise steered clear of militarily. Furthermore, our decision to intercede in Libya was seen as a slap in the face for longtime advocates of intervention in Sudan, where civilians have been suffering for years. Read more…

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