The Resource Cheap threats : why the United States struggles to coerce weak states, Dianne Pfundstein Chamberlain

Cheap threats : why the United States struggles to coerce weak states, Dianne Pfundstein Chamberlain

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Cheap threats : why the United States struggles to coerce weak states
Title
Cheap threats
Title remainder
why the United States struggles to coerce weak states
Statement of responsibility
Dianne Pfundstein Chamberlain
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Language
eng
Summary
The United States has a huge advantage in military power over other states, yet it is frequently unable to coerce weak adversary states with threats alone. Instead, over the past two decades, the leaders of Iraq, Haiti, Serbia, Afghanistan, and Libya have dismissed US threats and invited military clashes. Why have weak states risked and ultimately suffered catastrophic defeat when giving in to US demands earlier might have allowed their survival? Why was it necessary to use force at all? Pfundstein finds that the United States' compellent threats often fail because the use of force has become relatively cheap for the United States in terms of political costs, material costs, and casualties. This comparatively low-cost model of war that relies on deficit spending, air power, high technology, and a light footprint by an all-volunteer force has allowed the United States to casually threaten force and frequently carry out short-term military campaigns. Paradoxically, this frequent use of "cheap" force has made adversary states doubt that the United States is highly motivated to bear high costs over a sustained period if the intervention is not immediately successful
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Pfundstein Chamberlain, Dianne
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UA23
LC item number
.P495 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Developing countries
  • Military art and science
  • Strategy
  • Military art and science
  • Military policy
  • Military relations
  • Strategy
  • Developing countries
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Security (National & International)
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Cheap threats : why the United States struggles to coerce weak states, Dianne Pfundstein Chamberlain
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-260) and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : too cheap to compel -- The logic of costly compellence -- U.S. compellent threats 1945-2007 -- The 1962 Cuban missile crisis -- The 2011 Libya crisis -- The 1991 threat against Iraq -- The 2003 threat against Iraq -- Conclusion : the implications of costly compellence for theory and policy -- Appendix. Description of how the dataset was constructed
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1 online resource (xii, 270 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781626162839
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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illustrations.
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not applicable
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remote
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22573/ctt1c3pqg1
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  • (OCoLC)950459330
  • (OCoLC)ocn950459330
Label
Cheap threats : why the United States struggles to coerce weak states, Dianne Pfundstein Chamberlain
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-260) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : too cheap to compel -- The logic of costly compellence -- U.S. compellent threats 1945-2007 -- The 1962 Cuban missile crisis -- The 2011 Libya crisis -- The 1991 threat against Iraq -- The 2003 threat against Iraq -- Conclusion : the implications of costly compellence for theory and policy -- Appendix. Description of how the dataset was constructed
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 270 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781626162839
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1c3pqg1
System control number
  • (OCoLC)950459330
  • (OCoLC)ocn950459330

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