Offence vs. Defence

If defense dominant easier to protect rather than

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Unformatted text preview: nce They key to mitigating the security dilemma is to find ways for states to credibly reveal their intentions Why sometimes results in violence, sometimes not, why don’t we see war always? Wants to understand variation. Offense/defense Dominance It is easier to take territory or to defend it? When does defense have the advantage? If defense dominant, easier to protect, rather than attack. Wars likely to become stalemates, become long and only won at enormous costs When does offense have the advantage? When offense dominant easier to destroy opponents territory than hold your own. Several factors that decrease cooperation in offense dominant wars. War will be profitable for the winner/ high spoils to victor Wars will tend to be frequent and...
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This document was uploaded on 02/26/2014 for the course GOVT 369 at Georgetown.

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