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Builddown

May 2024
1min read


For two centuries the American military has fought wars and then had to make hard choices in their aftermath. Now that we are in the midst of another round of decommissioning warships and sawing the wings off bombers, T. A. Heppenheimer surveys what the military has done in the aftermath of all our wars, and looks at the wise decisions—and the foolish ones—to suggest what may lie in store.

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