11 AEI scholars discuss the deterrent value of America’s military

This long post recounts an informal discussion among 11 AEI Foreign and Defense Policy fellows about the deterrent value of American military forces operating forward, conducting operations that prevented specific outcomes invidious to US interests. Because it moves the debate about ‘offshore balancing’ beyond more general effects, and gives concrete examples, we thought it would be of wider interest. With the consent of us all, here are excerpted the ideas, giving a window into our internal conversation.

Mackenzie Eaglen: Are there ways to measure the deterrent value of presence, including how to capture what our being forward has prevented and its overall return on investment?

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