Defense One, the media outlet devoted to defense and security analysis and policy, mentioned School of Public Service associate professor Michael Allen’s recent co-authored publication, “Outside the Wire: U.S. Military Deployments and Public Opinion in Host States,” in its daily newsletter The D Brief.
The newsletter stated:
BTW: There’s a new academic study assessing “U.S. Military Deployments and Public Opinion in Host States,” in the American Political Science Review. In particular, the authors look into “how social and economic interactions with U.S. military personnel affect individuals’ views of the U.S. military presence, the U.S. population, and the U.S. government.”
Among the findings: “[T]he economic benefits that flow from the U.S. military presence in a state correlate with a reduced probability that individuals express negative views of various U.S. actors, and in some cases also correlate with a higher probability that individuals express positive views.”