S Aufrecht

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But show me where globalization is thinning or just plain absent, and I will show you regions plagued by politically repressive regimes, widespread poverty and disease, routine mass murder, andmost importantthe chronic conflicts that incubate the next generation of global terrorists. These parts of the world I call the Non-Integrating Gap, … If a country is either losing out to globalization or rejecting much of the content flows associated with its advance, there is a far greater chance that the U.S. will end up sending forces at some point. …

It is America’s continued success in deterring global war and obsolescing state-on-state war that allows us to stick our noses into the far more difficult subnational conflicts and the dangerous transnational actors they spawn.

What I want to know (as per Measuring Lost Freedom vs. Security in Dollars, Andrews, Edmund L. New York Times. 10 March 2003) is, how would one go about quantitatively measuring the positive impact of American intervention and post-war reconstruction in WWII against the negative impact of most other American military interventions and politically motivated covert operations? I want to keep score.