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The Role of the U.S. Military in Current Crises

Terry speaks with Admiral Ge LaRocque, director of the Center for Defense Information in Washington, D.C. They discuss the future of the American military: Is the American military becoming a world police force in the post-Cold War era? General LaRocque offers an analysis of yesterday's allied air strike on missile bases in southern Iraq and also sheds light on question of military invervention in Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Balkans. They also talk about the American military and the U.N. and how the military may fare during the transition between the Bush and Clinton presidencies.

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Other segments from the episode on January 14, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 14, 1993: Interview with Gene LaRocque; Interview with Jim Hightower; Review of the television show "Santa Barbara."

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