A convincing argument backed by a previously stated policy may limit escalation of a crisis.
They support development, but then deter countries from processing their own products by tariff escalation.
Lyndon Johnson Told The Nation - Tom Paxton penned this song about the escalation of tension in Vietnam and the subsequent march to war.
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