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State of the Union's Defense Policy

By Jeffrey W. Eggers

Jan. 14, 2016

President Obama mentioned foreign and defense policy more than ever before in his State of the Union. Jeff Eggers on why that shift in the q

State of the Union's Defense Policy

President Obama mentioned foreign and defense policy more than ever before in his State of the Union. Jeff Eggers on why that shift in the q


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