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dc.contributor.advisorRothstein, HY
dc.contributor.authorDewey, Matthew D.
dc.contributor.authorMoriarty, Paul J.
dc.dateJune 2014
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T20:17:35Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T20:17:35Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/42609
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis is to examine the use of indirect coercion as an element of Political Warfare and as a policy option for the United States. This thesis synthesizes the concepts of indirect strategy and coercion to provide a cost-effective policy option for U.S. decision makers. In order to establish the strategic utility of indirect coercion, this thesis examines the conditions that are necessary for successful coercion of an adversary using limited military and economic resources. This thesis examines four historical cases of indirect coercion. The cases examined are Indonesia, Italy, and Chile during the early Cold War era, and Hezbollah as an ongoing case—to explore the varying outcomes, from success to complete failure. The analysis of the case studies examines surrogate targeting, the covert/overt balance, surrogate vs. sponsor centricity, and the role of positive inducements.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/coercionforhireo1094542609
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleCoercion for hire: a theory of indirect coercionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderLee, Doowan
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.subject.authorCoercionen_US
dc.subject.authorIndirect Strategyen_US
dc.subject.authorSurrogateen_US
dc.subject.authorInducementsen_US
dc.description.serviceCW3, United States Army;Major, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Defense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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