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In recent years nonlethal weaponry has become increasingly available for widespread application as a means of promoting national security. Among the fascinating questions raised by this development, the deterrence impact of nonlethal weaponry seems particularly ripe for scrutiny. After a...
This paper examines whether constitutional interpretations of the proper roles of the executive and the legislative branches influence Congress members’ voting decisions on use of force votes. Specifically, the authors examine the hypothesis that some members are presidentialists—those whose...
Discussion about the fate of conscription has focused on whether structural trends are undermining its viability. This article takes another point of departure, arguing that the fate of conscription will be determined by its legitimacy as a social institution. This legitimacy is now under...
The French War in Algeria (1954-1962) deserves attention, above all, because of the remarkable divorce between France’s military success and the failure to secure her preferred political results. This article identifies the agent responsible for that discrepancy and for the eventual French...
John Locke’s political theory is usually not perceived to have consequences for international relations. In this article I show how—using the view that commonwealths are independent entities acting under the Law of Nature, and therefore have the right to punish transgressors under that law—the...
As part of an experimental unit, over five hundred active- and reserve-component (AC, RC) soldiers deployed to the Sinai Desert in 1995 on a peacekeeping mission. While most junior enlisted personnel were reservists, leadership positions were shared between components. Before their departure,...
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