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Military just keeps expanding

Posted on AllSides April 20th, 2024
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George Washington in 1775 had no real army, navy or even uniforms. His volunteer force often had minimal food, blankets and medical care. Frequently unpaid, Washington’s troops often deserted or defected to the British. Significant numbers of the colonialists were loyal to the British during the war. But the world’s foremost superpower surrendered to Washington in 1781. As a superb tactician who, in his farewell address, warned against foreign entanglements, what might Washington have said about recent military topics? He likely would be: • In disbelief that the U.S. has...

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