Too many measured punches

Which comes first in American foreign policy-the economic sanction or the cruise missile? It's getting hard to tell. Various levels of government have come to impose sanctions so readily that Congress might limit the tactic (see Watching Government, p. 37). In a telling coincidence, bills to force officials into thinking before enacting sanctions emerged in both houses while American aerial weapons were pounding Yugoslavia under auspices of the United Nations. Limits welcome For the U.S. oil and gas industry, limits on sanctions would be welcome indeed. Sanctions have denied U.S. operators and service companies many opportunities. Benefits to U.S. foreign policy inter...

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