Before actually fighting, I now understand, you must engage in "diplomatic measures."
Once it became obvious that all conventional diplomatic measures were proving ineffective here, more drastic action was called for.
"We have to secure our sovereignty and independence through diplomatic measures, economic measures, international organizations."
Of these, thirteen favored diplomatic measures over contra aid, saying nothing about the Sandinistas.
The second was inclusion of the phrase "maximum use of political and diplomatic measures."
"And my answer is that I believe the commander in chief must try all diplomatic measures before we commit our military."
The sanctions would be economic and diplomatic measures, not military force.
And he argues that the war in Bosnia could not "have been prevented by any combination of political, diplomatic, and economic measures."
Mitterrand on Sept. 15 announced diplomatic and also military measures in response to what he termed "this new aggression".
We welcome all diplomatic measures attempting, alongside the bombing, to bring about a political solution.