Give Force a Chance

Is the U.S. too quick to project its power through military action? If only

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The attack on Pear Harbor by Japan on december 7, 1941

"Many in the U.S. are now learning that democracy cannot be imposed by military force."

--German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, speaking at an international security forum in Munich on Feb. 10

It's always good to be reminded by our German friends that democracy can't be imposed by military force. Perhaps the Japanese would like to weigh in too? Actually, they wouldn't. Living next door to nuclear-armed dictatorships, and not having succumbed as thoroughly to postmodern otherworldliness, the Japanese democracy is in fact building up its military and strengthening its U.S. alliance. Still, the German Foreign Minister was simply expressing, in a...

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