The crisis came to an end, with the Ottomans more victorious than they had been or would be in almost any other diplomatic confrontation during the century.
Washington also has a stake in trying to avoid a diplomatic confrontation with Moscow.
At the Pentagon, officials went to lengths to avoid worsening what has remained a diplomatic confrontation.
A successful override would invite a diplomatic confrontation with Mexico.
Settlements have been at the heart of previous diplomatic confrontations between the US and Israel.
Contemporaries report that he was quick to get angry and resort to violence, leading to frequent political and diplomatic confrontations.
Now Washington may be heading for a diplomatic confrontation with Pretoria.
Even as it moved forward on the issue, however, the White House wanted to avoid a diplomatic confrontation with Moscow.
The cancellation appears to avoid a potentially divisive diplomatic confrontation with China.
But the risks of a diplomatic confrontation over an attempt are real.