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Appeared in: Volume 2, Number 6
Published on: July 1, 2007
On Forgetting the Obvious

A society that believes in nothing will fight for nothing.

Robert D. Kaplan is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and the Class of 1960 Distinguished Visiting Professor in National Security at the United States Naval Academy. This article is adapted from his book, Hog Pilots, Blue Water Grunts: The American Military in the Air, at Sea, and on the Ground to be published in September by Random House.
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