The World: The Intervention Issue

Such is his impact on international affairs that almost anything said by Henry Kissinger is bound to attract widespread attention and comment. Last week—perhaps inadvertently, perhaps not—the Secretary of State managed to trigger a worldwide uproar. In a lengthy Business Week interview, Kissinger responded to a question about possible U.S. military intervention against the oil producers by cautiously noting that this would be "a very dangerous course." But then, using a complicated—not to mention cryptic—triple negative, he added: "I am not saying that there is no circumstance where we would not use force....

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