The United States can remain out of the next war if it wants to.
A new policy of neutrality is essential to insure its non-participation.
Such a policy needs to be written into law in peace time to facilitate the effective application of this policy in a period of crisis.
The United States can stay out of another war in Europe or Asia because of its geographical position. With 3000 miles or more of water between it and any potential enemy, its physical impregnability is admitted by even the hopeful of naval or military scaremongers. This position is, of course, vitally different from that of the nations closely jostled together in Europe or Asia, and perhaps places on the United States some responsibility not only for the maintenance of its own security but for cooperation in general security.
It is, of course, not impossible that in the future sporadic attacks might be launched against coastal cities in the United States by a foreign enemy. But such attacks could not be concerted or prolonged and should, if a reasonably efficient defense force is maintained, be easily repelled. The United States can, therefore, if it chooses, base its foreign policy on a program of complete isotation from a future war.
Such a policy, however, requires implementation in a set of specific rules which will become operative in time____________________