The Misuses of Globalization

I might be wrong, but I have a hunch this is another case where Sam Roggeveen and I find ourselves in “furious agreement.” In the post Sam refers to, I wasn’t arguing that there’s a “a mismatch between underfunded defence forces and growing demand for military interventions in far flung places,” so much as that the threat of military interventions in far flung places is being used by governments to maintain defense budgets while cutting essential non-military functions. Also, I agree with Sam that military power isn’t the primary answer to any of the most pressing security threats we face. […]

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