Shooting Up Colombia

U.S. aid will do more harm than good

Presidents who require that all major foreign policy initiatives undergo detached, searching analysis by foreign-policy professionals immediately make this world a saner and more secure place. In most cases, President Bill Clinton has done this. Overall, his record of confronting international crises with eyes wide open merits respect, even praise. In Northern Ireland, the Korean peninsula, and the Middle East, he has achieved solid...

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Robert E. White, a former United States ambassador to El Salvador and Paraguay, is president of the Center for International Policy.