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By Eric Larson,Daniel Byman,Matthew Waxman

Coercion―the use of threatened strength to urge an adversary to alter its behavior―is a serious functionality of the U.S. army. U.S. forces have lately fought within the Balkans, the Persian Gulf, and the Horn of Africa to compel recalcitrant regimes and warlords to forestall repression, abandon guns courses, allow humanitarian reduction, and another way alter their activities. but regardless of its overwhelming army may, the U.S. frequently fails to coerce effectively. This file examines the phenomenon of coercion and the way air energy can give a contribution to its good fortune. 3 elements bring up the possibility of profitable coercion: (1) the coercer's skill to elevate the prices it imposes whereas denying the adversary the opportunity to reply (escalation dominance); (2) a capability to dam an adversary's army process for victory; and (3) a capability to exaggerate third-party threats, corresponding to inner instability or the risk posed by way of one other enemy. Domestic

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