December 15, 1992 |
Why Somalia and not Bosnia? The question is important because unless it is answered, Somalia risks becoming either a dangerous precedent or just a farewell fit of conscience by a dying administration. It is true, but insufficient, to say that TV pictures of starving Somalis summon an instinctive desire to do something. A government that is not reckless with the lives of its soldiers must enunciate some logic beyond instinct for risking those lives in a situation that does not remotely engage the national interest.
July 2, 2003 |
Ten years after a disastrous U.S. military intervention in Somalia, President Bush is thinking about sending troops to another African trouble spot: Liberia. Faced with growing calls for an American peacekeeping force, Bush met with his top foreign-policy advisers last weekend and again yesterday to discuss his options for dealing with a bloody civil war in the West African nation. Britain, France, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and both sides in the conflict have asked for U.S. help in enforcing a cease-fire.
October 31, 1991 |
The former dean of Glassboro State College's business school has qualified for the county's pretrial-intervention program - thanks, in a way, to the state's sales tax. Harold Lucius, 53, was arrested in June and accused of trying to steal a $199.99 portable telephone from Bradlee's in Turnersville. Lucius was charged with a disorderly person's offense and his case was brought before the municipal court, where a hearing was scheduled and partially completed. Simultaneously, however, Lucius' attorney, Michael Angelini, had filed papers in county court arguing that Lucius should have been charged with a greater offense.
June 13, 1990 |
Early educational intervention and teaching parents how to enhance childhood development can significantly improve the outlook for premature, low-birthweight babies, a major study has concluded. The study, reported in today's Journal of the American Medical Association, was done in Philadelphia and seven other cities. It found that low-birthweight babies who received early-intervention services had significantly higher IQs and fared better on other evaluation tests at the age of 3 than low- birthweight babies who received typical pediatric care.
December 22, 1989 |
This intervention is a good-neighbor policy. America's role in Panama - in effect, administering a recount on last May's elections - is an act of hemispheric hygiene, and it comes at a propitious moment. It punctuates a decade of recovery of national purposefulness and a year of militant democracy. Coinciding with what can be considered the climax of the Cold War, the intervention turns a page in the book of American history and begins, on a fresh sheet of paper, writing another chapter in America's oldest story.
March 9, 1989 |
She was heading home after school on Jan. 19 with her mother, brother and three other students when their station wagon was hit by a tractor-trailer. Joanna Hutson, a fifth grader at Octorara Intermediate School, was thrown through the hatchback onto Route 372. Her death sent a shock through the school, which still hasn't completely recovered. It also provided a test for a program school administrators hoped they would never have to use - a special intervention project designed to deal with such tragedies.
January 18, 2013 |
Breaking News update: ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - Algerian official: 20 foreign hostages, including Americans, escape from their captors. More to come; the original story is below: ALGIERS, Algeria - As Algerian army helicopters clattered overhead deep in the desert, Islamist extremists hunkered down for the night in a natural gas complex they had assaulted Wednesday morning, killing two people and taking dozens of foreigners hostage in...
March 27, 2011 |
I wonder how many liberals would've voted for Barack Obama if he had stumped the nation with this campaign vow: "We're fighting two wars, but as president I pledge to change that policy by ordering up a third. And I will do so by exercising the prerogatives of the imperial presidency. George W. Bush felt it was necessary to get congressional authorization for the war in Iraq, but I will do him one better. When I launch our third intervention, I pledge to inform the members of Congress only when it's too late for them to do anything about it. Thank you very much!"
November 24, 2014
AFTER THAT meeting last Wednesday called together by the stadium district powers that be, I have some thoughts and a real concern to those who live close to Darien and Packer. I agree that all of South Philadelphia should stick together and nothing should go into a neighborhood that the residents do not want. And, yes, our elected officials know they work for us, especially those officials who are now under attack. However, casino hearings were held more than once at the Convention Center last year and the turnout was minimal, even though at the time three locations between Front Street and 10th at Packer/Pattison were possible locations.
November 15, 1996 |
From the civil wars in Somalia and Bosnia to the current crisis in Zaire, it is the international aid agencies that have most strongly and consistently called for military intervention in humanitarian disasters. Only through a combination of military muscle and logistical support, they insist, can we hope to rescue starving people, such as the more than 1 million Rwandan Hutu refugees in eastern Zaire. In the short term, this argument usually makes sense. Lives are saved when soldiers protect relief workers.