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Alexander Sorg and Julian Wucherpfennig highlight the complex effects of US military deployments

In a commentary in 'War on the Rocks', Sorg and Wucherpfennig question the extent to which these deployments make host state citizens feel safe.

In the wake of rising tensions in Europe, the US is once again preparing to send further military deployments to their European allies. However, Hertie School Ph.D researcher Alexander Sorg and Hertie School Professor of International Affairs and Security Julian Wucherpfennig find that these deployments have a clear and consistent effect on allies, leading to a reduced emphasis on national defense by host state populations. In a commentary published in War on the Rocks last week, they explain why this is the case and challenge common assumptions about the effects of military deployments.

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