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his youth, Lal now recognizes that the only way to bring relief to desperately poor countries of the Third World is through the adoption of free
market economic policies and globalization, which are facilitated through American primacy.( n4) As a witness to the failed alternative economic
systems, Lal is one of the strongest academic proponents of American primacy due to the economic prosperity it provides. Fourth and finally, the
United States, in seeking primacy, has been willing to use its power not only to advance its interests but to promote the welfare of people all over
the globe. The United States is the earth's leading source of positive externalities for the world . The U.S. military has
participated in over fifty operations since the end of the Cold War--and most of those missions have been humanitarian in nature. Indeed, the U.S. military is the earth's "911 force"--it serves, de facto, as the world's police, the global paramedic and the
planet's fire department. Whenever there is a natural disaster, earthquake, flood, drought, volcanic eru...
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