The Continued Importance of Geographic Distance and Boulding's Loss of Strength Gradient

@article{Webb2007TheCI,
  title={The Continued Importance of Geographic Distance and Boulding's Loss of Strength Gradient},
  author={Kieran Webb},
  journal={Comparative Strategy},
  year={2007},
  volume={26},
  pages={295 - 310}
}
  • Kieran Webb
  • Published 24 October 2007
  • Economics
  • Comparative Strategy
The loss of strength gradient (LSG), which demonstrates the importance of geographic distance and the advantage of forward basing, has been under attack. Proximity is supposedly becoming less important for prevailing in war. It is a view that has been expressed not only by President George W. Bush but even by the person who devised the LSG, Kenneth Boulding. As a result, it is being used as reason for the withdrawal of U.S. forces back to the American homeland. However, this view is flawed… 
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