The Effect of US Troop Deployments on Human Rights

@article{Bell2017TheEO,
  title={The Effect of US Troop Deployments on Human Rights},
  author={Sam R. Bell and K Chad Clay and Carla Martinez Machain},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  year={2017},
  volume={61},
  pages={2020 - 2042}
}
US noninvasion troops deployed abroad often try to promote greater respect for human rights in the host country. The host country, having an incentive to retain the troop presence, may choose to comply with these requests. We argue that this effect will not be at play in states with high security salience for the United States (US) (for which the US may not be able to credibly threaten to remove the troops). In these cases, US deployments will provide the leader with security from both internal… 

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