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April 11, 2012

Defense and Security
Lessons Learned: General MacArthur’s Dismissal

A new installment of “Lessons Learned” is now out. This week I discuss President Harry Truman’s announcement on April 11, 1951, that he had dismissed General Douglas MacArthur as commanding general o…

April 19, 2012

Defense and Security
TWE Remembers: General Douglas MacArthur’s Speech to Congress

Americans love generals. We have elected twelve of them president. But for a president, generals can be an enormous pain—and a political threat. James K. Polk worried (rightly) that Winfield Scott wa…

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June 14, 2019

United States
Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army!

The United States Army celebrates its 244th birthday today. If you see an active duty, former, or retired member of the United States Army today, wish their service Happy Birthday. The Army websit…

Army Band New York City Parade

June 14, 2018

United States
Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army!

The United States Army celebrates its 243nd birthday today. If you see an active duty, former, or retired member of the United States Army today, wish their service Happy Birthday. The Army websit…

Army Birthday 2018

June 14, 2017

United States
Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army!

The United States Army celebrates its 242nd birthday today. If you see an active duty, former, or retired member of the United States Army today, wish their service Happy Birthday. The Army websit…

Army Birthday

May 9, 2017

Japan
David Law: Three Popular Misconceptions About the Japanese Constitution

This blog post is part of a series entitled Will the Japanese Change Their Constitution?, in which leading experts discuss the prospects for revising Japan’s postwar constitution. David S. Law is pro…

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July 28, 2016

Japan
Early Postwar Attitudes on Constitutional Revision

This blog post is co-authored with Ayumi Teraoka, research associate for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and is part of a series entitled Will the Japanese Change Their Constitution…

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August 10, 2016

Japan
Shinichi Kitaoka: Getting Rid of the Ghosts in Our Constitutional Debate

This blog post is part of a series entitled Will the Japanese Change Their Constitution?, in which leading experts discuss the prospects for revising Japan’s postwar constitution.  Shinichi Kitaok…

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July 7, 2016

Japan
Will the Japanese Change Their Constitution?

This blog post is the first in a series entitled Will the Japanese Change Their Constitution?, in which leading experts discuss the prospects for revising Japan’s postwar constitution. In 1947, Ja…

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June 15, 2016

United States
Belated Birthday Wishes to the United States Army!

Yesterday the United States Army celebrated its 241st birthday. Alas, while I wrote out my birthday wishes I failed to post them. (Yes, I have been known to write cards and forget to send them.) But …

United States Army soldiers stand before the start of the Army's 237th anniversary celebrations at Times Square in New York