At the Cato Institute, Bob Levy, chairman of the board of directors at the Cato Institute, and Peter Goettler, president and CEO of Cato, present the sensible and compelling case against American military intervention in any potential conflict in Ukraine. Both Bob and Peter are long-time friends of mine, and they make a sincere and logical case against U.S. involvement in the region. The write (abridged):
Alongside its promotion of freedom across the world, the Cato Institute has long argued for a U.S. foreign policy of restraint. War and elevated national security concerns have always and everywhere promoted the growth of the state. Military intervention should only be used to counter true security threats to the nation, while restraint is critical to maintaining a free society in the United States and to avoiding reckless and costly foreign entanglements. Frequent military interventions by the United States in recent decades have constrained liberty at home, while thousands of young American servicemembers and a larger number of overseas civilians have paid a terrible price with their bodies and lives.
Consistent with this history, as the crisis in Ukraine raises the possibility of a military invasion by Russia, Cato Institute experts have argued against military intervention by the United States in any conflict in Ukraine. Such a conflict, while tragic, would not represent a national security threat to the United States.
Read more from Bob and Peter here.
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