For most of the United States' early history, non-interventionism reigned as the dominate school of thought regarding foreign policy. As the United States grew, the country could no longer avoid entanglements with other states. Though largely abandoned, non-interventionism played a significant role in United States hesitation to join both World War I & II. However, United States foreign policy fundamentally shifted after the Marshall Plan in the 1948. Further, trapped in a Cold War, not only did the United States greatly expand its foreign aid, but began using its military force to topple dictators and contain the spread of communism. The War on Terror brought the longest military engagement in United State history. North Korea and Iran are on track to become nuclear powers. But where's the nuance in that? Come join ACS to discuss US foreign policy objective and the US role in international affairs. Does the United States have a responsibility to engage broad based foreign policy as it does? What mistakes has history taught that we have yet to learn? Was there a point at which the United States made a miscalculation? Let's discuss these questions and many more. We look forward to seeing you at our fifth Where's the Nuance discussion of the semester!