The act of introducing military forces into the course of an existing conflict or controversy.
Proponents of military intervention believe it should be used to defend national security interests and strive to achieve military goals that are clearly defined, decisive, attainable, and sustainable.
Proponents of military restraint express skepticism about the long-term benefits of interventions in all but the most obvious provocations against American interests. They argue the casualties, financial costs, and reputational harm among other nations often exceed strategic gains.
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