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Military Strength and the Use of Force

Military Strength and the Use of Force

Chapter:
(p.100) Chapter Four Military Strength and the Use of Force
Source:
The Foreign Policy Disconnect
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226644592.003.0005

This chapter examines the circumstances under which Americans favor or oppose the use of military force, with special attention to the roles of multilateral cooperation and of international organizations like the United Nations and NATO. It also considers policy preferences concerning military capabilities, including defense spending and bases abroad.

Keywords:   Americans, public opinion, military force, multilateral cooperation, United Nations, NATO, defense spending, military bases, military capabilities

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