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Unformatted text preview: nited States should have little trouble establishing credibility to defend important national interests. The bad news is that even the world's only superpower will encounter difficulty when trying to appear credible in crises over minor issues . The United States frequently becomes engaged in disputes that involve U.S. preferences, but not vital U.S. interests (examples of the former include U.S. involvement in Somalia in 1993 and Kosovo in 1999). In such situations, adversaries will doubt whether the United States will take costly actions to defend interests of secondary or tertiary importance. APPEASEMENT DISADVANTAGE
7-WEEK JUNIORS MICHIGAN 2013
CFJPV Spillover IL
Weakened resolve in one area of the world spills over
Schoff et al ‘9 Mr. James L. Schoff, associate director of AsiaPacific Studies at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis; Dr. Jacquelyn K. Davis, executive VP of IFPA; Dr. Robert L. Pfaltzgraff Jr., Professor of International Security Studies at Tufts University; Dr. Charles M. Perry, VP and director of studies of IFPA, February 2009, “Updating U.S. Deterrence Concepts and Operational Planning,” online:...
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