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The Resource Are U.S. military interventions contagious over time? : intervention timing and its implication for force planning, Jennifer Kavanagh

Are U.S. military interventions contagious over time? : intervention timing and its implication for force planning, Jennifer Kavanagh

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Are U.S. military interventions contagious over time? : intervention timing and its implication for force planning
Title
Are U.S. military interventions contagious over time?
Title remainder
intervention timing and its implication for force planning
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Kavanagh
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Current DoD force planning processes assume that U.S. military interventions are serially independent over time. This report challenges this assumption, arguing that interventions occur in temporally dependent clusters in which the likelihood of an intervention depends on interventions in the recent past. The author used data on 66 U.S. Army contingency and peacekeeping deployments of at least company size between 1949 and 2010 and found evidence of temporal dependence between military interventions even when controlling for political, economic, and other security factors. However, the results also suggested that clustering is affected by the nature of the geopolitical regime and is stronger at certain points than others, for example, after the Cold War as compared to during the Cold War. The results suggested that as few as two military interventions above average is often enough to trigger interventions in subsequent years. Because current planning processes address only the direct force demands of a given deployment and ignore the heightened risk for additional demands created by temporal dependence, these processes may project force requirements that understate the demands placed on military deployments during a period of clustered interventions. This analysis suggests that DoD should consider modifying the integrated security constructs to incorporate serial correlation of interventions, making assumptions about the nature of the current or future geopolitical regime explicit, and assessing whether the existing set of force planning frameworks reflects the spectrum of potential future geopolitical regimes
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DLC
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1981-
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Kavanagh, Jennifer
Dewey number
355/.033573
Index
no index present
LC call number
U153
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Military planning
  • Intervention (International law)
  • United States
  • Intervention (International law)
Label
Are U.S. military interventions contagious over time? : intervention timing and its implication for force planning, Jennifer Kavanagh
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Figures -- Tables -- Summary -- Intervention timing and temporal dependence -- Testing for temporal dependence -- Results -- Implications for force planning -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Defining temporal dependence: a review of existing evidence -- What is temporal dependence? -- What does the literature say about intervention timing and temporal dependence? -- Interventions and timing -- Predictors of political instability -- Temporal dependence in financial markets -- Summary -- Testing for temporal interdependence -- Testing for temporal dependence -- Data and operationalization -- Interventions -- Political conflict -- Results -- What drives armed conflict? -- Testing for robustness: linear and ARIMA specifications -- Summary -- Is there temporal dependence between military deployments? -- Testing for robustness: linear and ARIMA specifications -- Summary -- Implications for force planning -- Will temporal dependence affect force requirements? -- Mechanisms of temporal dependence -- How can temporal dependence be integrated into the planning process? -- Assessing the relevance of temporal clustering -- Building temporal dependence into force planning -- Preventing clustered conflicts -- Conclusion and next steps
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833079053
Lccn
2013016682
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Are U.S. military interventions contagious over time? : intervention timing and its implication for force planning, Jennifer Kavanagh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Figures -- Tables -- Summary -- Intervention timing and temporal dependence -- Testing for temporal dependence -- Results -- Implications for force planning -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Defining temporal dependence: a review of existing evidence -- What is temporal dependence? -- What does the literature say about intervention timing and temporal dependence? -- Interventions and timing -- Predictors of political instability -- Temporal dependence in financial markets -- Summary -- Testing for temporal interdependence -- Testing for temporal dependence -- Data and operationalization -- Interventions -- Political conflict -- Results -- What drives armed conflict? -- Testing for robustness: linear and ARIMA specifications -- Summary -- Is there temporal dependence between military deployments? -- Testing for robustness: linear and ARIMA specifications -- Summary -- Implications for force planning -- Will temporal dependence affect force requirements? -- Mechanisms of temporal dependence -- How can temporal dependence be integrated into the planning process? -- Assessing the relevance of temporal clustering -- Building temporal dependence into force planning -- Preventing clustered conflicts -- Conclusion and next steps
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833079053
Lccn
2013016682
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote

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