Podcast: Aaron MacLean on Deterrence and American Power

America’s adversaries are testing its boundaries more and more, a sign of its diminished deterrent power. A former Marine officer explains where it went and how to restore it.

On the Iraq-Kuwait border, U.S. military forces move into position on March 18, 2003 ahead of a possible military strike against Iraq. Photo by Scott Nelson/Getty Images.

On the Iraq-Kuwait border, U.S. military forces move into position on March 18, 2003 ahead of a possible military strike against Iraq. Photo by Scott Nelson/Getty Images.

Observation
March 18 2022
About the authors

Aaron MacLean is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and the host of “School of War” on Nebulous Podcasts. He served on active duty as a U.S. Marine for seven years, and deployed to Afghanistan as an infantry officer in 2009–2010.

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