National Insecurity

Just How Safe Is the United States?

Published In: Foreign Affairs, v. 91, no. 4, July/Aug. 2012, p. 146-149, 149-151

Posted on RAND.org on July 01, 2012

by Paul D. Miller, Micah Zenko, Michael A. Cohen

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Given the threats it faces, from nuclear-armed autocracies to terrorists, the United States cannot afford to scale back its military, argues Paul Miller. Micah Zenko and Michael Cohen reply that the danger of these challenges is vastly exaggerated and that an overly militarized foreign policy has not made the country safer.

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