December 23, 1998 |
Inside America, President Clinton will go down as only the second president to be impeached. But overseas, he may well be remembered as America's cruise-missile president. With last week's 70-hour salvo against Iraq, the administration demonstrated beyond any doubt that cruise missile attacks--which inflict damage without risking American casualties--have become a central element in U.S. foreign policy. It's worth asking how effective these are in achieving their intended results.