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The U.S. Triumphs When Leaders Find a Path Between Isolation and Hubris

Added 12-04-21 06:34:02am EST - “Standing up for U.S. values doesn't mean abandoning caution.” - Foreignpolicy.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Foreignpolicy.com: “The U.S. Triumphs When Leaders Find a Path Between Isolation and Hubris”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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The United States has the power to do great things. It often lacks the judgment to do wise things. It wasn’t always this way, and it need not stay this way much longer. America could change course—if it understands why it blunders.

It is hard to face the disastrous string of decisions that produced Vietnam, Libya, Iraq, and now Afghanistan, and not feel both despondent and perplexed. How did a country that won World War II, launched the Marshall Plan, rebuilt Germany and Japan into stable democratic and economic powerhouses, and triumphed in the Cold War manage to botch so many foreign interventions?

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