American Foreign Policy and the Limits of Military Might: A Review Essay
Seyom Brown reviews the RAND Corporation study of military coercion by Daniel Byman and Matthew Waxman. Brown commends the authors’ comprehensive mining of the record and conceptual literature for the factors that need to be taken into account when the United States attempts to forcibly influence an adversary’s behavior. But he criticizes the cogency of their theoretical argument that “escalation dominance” is the key to successful coercion.
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