Putting our best boots forward: US military deployments and host-country crime

  title={Putting our best boots forward: US military deployments and host-country crime},
  author={Michael A Allen and Michael E Flynn},
  journal={Conflict Management and Peace Science},
  pages={263 - 285}
The deployment of military forces abroad has been a major component of the US’s grand strategy since the beginning of the Cold War. However, some scholars have argued that the presence of US military personnel abroad creates a series of negative externalities afflicting local communities. We put some of these claims to the test by looking at the effect of US military deployments on crime rates in the host-state. Using cross-national crime statistics from the United Nations and data on US troop… 

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