Military Primacy Doesn't Pay (Nearly As Much As You Think)

  title={Military Primacy Doesn't Pay (Nearly As Much As You Think)},
  author={Daniel W. Drezner},
  journal={International Security},
Acommon argument among scholars and policymakers is that America's military preeminence and deep international engagement yield significant economic benefits to the United States and the rest of the world. Ostensibly, military primacy, beyond reducing security tensions, also encourages economic returns through a variety of loosely articulated causal mechanisms. A deeper analytical look reveals the causal pathways through which military primacy is most likely to yield economic returns… Expand
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