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A learn of the main U.S. army interventions in unconventional struggle, this booklet appears at 4 wars that happened whereas the U.S. was once a superpower within the post-war WW II interval and one within the Philippines in 1898.

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When America ceases to be unselfish, she will cease to be America. . We are the champions of the rights of mankind. . Robinson and West, 1917:315–16, 329 Perhaps it was this sort of utterance that de Tocqueville had in mind when he lamented that among the Americans “one cannot imagine a more disagreeable and talkative patriotism. It fatigues even whose [sic— those] who honor it” (de Tocqueville, 2002:585). Wilson could speak for Americans because there was an unusual agreement on values, and on America’s role in the world.

Nixon eventually withdrew American forces from Vietnam, precipitating the fall of the 24 American Military Intervention Saigon regime and a communist takeover, although some actions of the Nixon government, such as support for the overthrow of an elected Marxist government in Chile, failed to fit the amoral precepts of realism. Carter and Reagan both restored the crusader flavor to American policy. Carter promoted human rights but reemphasized the realist agenda after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

While it was Theodore Roosevelt who advocated “muscular diplomacy” and insisted it was “America’s duty to make its influence felt globally,” it was Woodrow Wilson who cloaked that new muscular foreign policy in the ideals of American exceptionalism, an innovation that has outlasted Roosevelt’s influence and become the bedrock of America’s position in the world (Kissinger, 1994). Wilson insisted that nations should follow principles of the highest moral order, and he expressed his views in the most direct way.

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