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Coercive force of the United States. Abstract a review of the RAND report
Material posted: Publication date: 18-02-2019
Becoming the sole superpower, the United States could more or less use military force to protect its interests, imposing their wishes and even eliminate their opponents. Recently, however, a painful and discouraging experience results after the September 11 attacks forced many Americans do not only regret, but also afraid to go to war to solve problems abroad. In parallel, the improvement of defensive military capabilities of potential enemies begin to undermine the effectiveness of offensive forces, despite the military superiority of the United States.

Becoming the sole superpower, the United States could more or less use military force to protect its interests, imposing their wishes and even eliminate their opponents. Recently, however, a painful and discouraging experience results after the September 11 attacks forced many Americans do not only regret, but also afraid to go to war to solve problems abroad. In parallel, the improvement of defensive military capabilities of potential enemies begin to undermine the effectiveness of offensive forces, despite the military superiority of the United States.

Original source: "The Power to Coerce. Countering Adversaries Without Going to War"

The review was prepared by Marina Smirnova


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