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Over the years, there has been a huge controversy over the importance of military power for states. Military power can be defined as an aggregate of a state’s entire material and intellectual resources and its ability to mobilize these resources to achieve military objectives or to fulfill other tasks. Generally, military power is materialized directly in the armed forces (Krillov, 2005). A strong military force is also a necessity for other states who want to pursue goals that require intervention of other state’s sovereignty. With that being said, the big question remains “The most important factor in whether or not states get their way is always the amount of their military power” is true or false. My position on this statement is that military power has been the primary instrument nation-states have used to control and dominate each other and subtly use force to obtain their interests except in cases of asymmetric warfare. Asymmetric warfare provides states with weaker military power and alternative way to retaliate against adversaries which is a stumbling block for states with m…