Future Approaches to the Economic Instrument of Power

Kao, Philip Y.
October 2006
JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly;Autumn2006, Issue 43, p50
The article discusses the advantages of employing the economic instrument of power in forging foreign relations. According to the author, the U.S. military should invest on acquisition of a greater understanding of economics to empower national security. Moreover, the author asserts that military activities such as gathering intelligence or shoring up market confidence reflect its economic function especially in the process of post-conflict recovery.


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