VIEWPOINT: 2 of 2 Ethics of U.S. Intervention in Middle East

Two concerns have ranked high for both the Bush and Obama administrations — humanitarian intervention and terrorism. As the United States remains deeply engaged in the security affairs of East Asia and the Middle East, can military intervention against terrorism, and in the cause of humanitarian relief, be ethically justified? Or should the U.S. isolate itself, nullifying its alliances with its international security partners?

Daniel Alvarez, M.A., M.T.S., Florida International University
Thomas A. Breslin, Ph.D., Florida International University
Michael Lenaghan, Ed.D., Miami Dade College
Robert Rabil, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University