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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Also, the voting line up next year is a mix of hawks and doves with George, Rosengren, Bullard, and Evans rotating in, while the once dove Williams, now the NY chief and permanent voter, has become more of a centrist.
And what he calls the state above state Nawaz Sharifs arrival has united the hawks and doves in the PML-N.
The party seemingly divided in two camps hawks and doves.
The current debate onEgypt's fight against terrorism has exposed a dichotomy between hawks and doves. This divide is reflected in approaches regarding how to deal with the current situation.
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.
He chose the title of "Owls and Eagles" for the titles to express his derision for the common classification of people as "hawks and doves" and to express his position as a "radical centrist." Most, but by no means all, of the 59 columns contains Ullman's thoughts on the occupation of Iraq.
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.
It is common to speak of hawks and doves. Of course, some doves despise the hawks as vultures, while some hawks regard doves as chickens.
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. But we will never resolve that split, nor regain credibility with voters on national security, until we learn to think straight about war.
THE political world is full of hawks and doves and yesterday a new bird of prey joined it.