Micah Zenko's Between Threats and War: U.S. Discrete Military Operations PDF

By Micah Zenko

while faced with a continual international coverage challenge that threatens U.S. pursuits, and that can't be thoroughly addressed via monetary or political strain, American policymakers and opinion formers have more and more resorted to recommending using limited army strength: that's, sufficient strength to try to solve the matter whereas minimizing U.S. army deaths, neighborhood civilian casualties, and collateral damage.These techniques have ranged from the bizarre—such as a Predator missile strike to kill Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, or the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez—to the unwise—the preemptive bombing of North Korean ballistic missile sites—to the demonstrably practical—air raids into Bosnia and Somalia, and drone moves in Yemen and Pakistan. even if, even supposing they've been a standard characteristic of America's makes use of of army strength via 4 successive administrations, the efficacy of those "Discrete army Operations" (DMOs) is still mostly unanalyzed, leaving unanswered the real query of whether they have succeeded achieve their meant army and political objectives.

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