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Read Joseph Parent and Paul MacDonald's article, "Trump Didn’t Shrink U.S. Military Commitments Abroad—He Expanded Them."

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Offshore Balancing: Revisiting the World War II Case

Date: March 3, 2020

Offshore Balancing: Revisiting the World War II Case


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John Schuessler is Associate Professor in the Department of International Affairs and Academic Director of the Albritton Center for Grand Strategy at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University.

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