hawks and doves

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hawks and doves

Respectively, those who favor or support aggressive military action, especially regarding foreign policy, versus those who are inclined to more peaceful, diplomatic solutions. After the terrorist attacks, the hawks in Congress demanded a unilateral attack on the foreign nation, while the doves among them maintained that diplomatic sanctions would be effective for the time being.
See also: and, dove, hawk
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The current debate onEgypt's fight against terrorism has exposed a dichotomy between hawks and doves.
Both hawks and doves have questioned the advisability of "limited" strikes.
Hawks and doves agreed to cancel the earlier election results and hold new polls," it added.
Representatives of the hawks and doves denied a deal between them that led to Bani Rsheid's win in return for the hawks' decision to cut off ties with Hamas.
This is because the supremacist hawks in Iran's Shi'ite theocracy now are stronger than the doves, while in the US the doves are stronger than the hawks and in Israel the hawks and doves are in balance.
I believe that the categorizations of the hawks and doves are not accurate in our case," Deputy-Overseer of the Movement, Jamil Abu-Bakr told The Star.
Based somewhat on his own experience during the Vietnam War (he was a volunteer), the film is a political statement that can resonate for both hawks and doves.
Arafat's death will inevitably lead to a power struggle between the Palestinian hawks and doves.
On many of these issues, Pragmatists tend to adopt a middle position between Hawks and Doves.
The engagement policy toward North Korea initiated by South Korean President Kim Dae Jung is an effective way to deal with the North, where there is an internal struggle between the hawks and doves, a Norwegian peace researcher said Monday.
There are a lot of reasons for this failure, including the long-time split within the party between hawks and doves.
THE political world is full of hawks and doves and yesterday a new bird of prey joined it.
The Bank of England will leave interest rates unchanged next week as a new member of its Monetary Policy Committee is unlikely to tip the delicate balance of power between hawks and doves, economists forecast.
Despite its delphic wording, the statement carries an unmistakable sense of urgency, an implication that hawks and doves agree that the world around them is moving scarily fast.
What is most exasperating about these letters is that both hawks and doves fail to take on the really challending arguments confronting them.