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How We Perceive the Military: A Distortion

January 17, 2013 | Ian Swenson

While flying home for the winter break, I noticed, as I’m sure many of you did, literally hundreds of soldiers wandering the airport in uniform on their way home. For me, this meant that I was reminded of my feelings toward the military and the way in which our country uses our armed forces around the world.

Thanks for the help, Europe

April 08, 2011 | Matthew Curtis

For the past two decades, American foreign policy has reflected Cold War-era thinking. From the 1950s through the 1980s, much of what America did abroad was based on the notion of containing Communism: Korea, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Chile and several other countries, for better or for worse, were all on the receiving end of America’s policy of containment.

The Obama doctrine

March 04, 2011 | Eve Samborn

In response to the current tumult in the Middle East, there has been widespread speculation amongst pundits and politicos that the Obama administration will soon announce a new foreign policy doctrine outlining the United States’ philosophy in regards to promoting democracy abroad.

Where’s John Wayne?

December 03, 2010 | Justin Goad

Right when you think things can’t get worse, they do. The politicians are on a mission to make sure nothing gets done until we have a different president, the world continues to deal with terrorism that cripples entire countries and the bad guys seem to have gotten worse and they just won’t go away.

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