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James M. Lindsay analyzes the politics shaping U.S. foreign policy and the sustainability of American power.

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U.S. Army Reserve 78th Army Band marches in the 2017 New York City Veterans Day Parade Hector Rene Membreno-Canales/U.S. Army/Handout via REUTERS

Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army!

The United States Army celebrates its 244th birthday today. If you see an active duty, former, or retired member of the United States Army today, wish their service Happy Birthday. The Army website provides a short but thorough overview of its history. Here are five things worth knowing: Read More

May 24, 2019

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Remembering Those Memorial Day Honors

The United States has fought twelve major wars and a countless number of smaller skirmishes in its history. Memorial Day is how we honor the soldiers, sailors, airmen, airwomen, and marines who did not return home.

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February 21, 2019

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Campaign 2020: Tulsi Gabbard, Democratic Presidential Candidate

Most Democrats running for president in 2020 are focused on domestic issues. Not Tulsi Gabbard. The Iraq War veteran and four-term congresswoman from Hawaii is putting foreign policy front and center in her pitch for the White House. She says that “there is one main issue that is central to the rest, and that is the issue of war and peace.” On that score, she believes she has what it takes to be commander in chief.

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February 19, 2019

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Campaign 2020: Marianne Williamson, Democratic Presidential Candidate

Marianne Williamson doesn’t have the traditional background of a presidential candidate. She has never held political office, served in the military, or been a Cabinet officer. She is instead a best-selling New Age self-help guru best known for being Oprah’s spiritual adviser.

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