Benjamin S. Purser, III is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Colorado–Boulder. He previously served as an officer in the U.S. Navy. He is a graduate of the Naval War College, the Hopkins-Nanjing Center and Carleton College. The views presented in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Naval War College, Department of the Navy or Department of Defense.
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