The New York Times opinion article “War and Analogy” discusses how different U.S leaders used different analogies to described the situation in Kosovo in the late 1990’s

The op-ed also notes that the politicians used the analogies to argue for a particular kind of response by the United States government. The analogies in this RLE clearly are use to both “understand” the situation but also to “justify” U.S. intervention

Image: US Marines provide security as members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Forensics Team investigate a grave site in a village in Kosovo on 1 July 1999. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_crimes_in_the_Kosovo_War#/media/File:RCMP_in_Kosovo.jpg


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