The United States has had a tumultuous history, growing from colonies on the edge of the Atlantic world to a global superpower. Its armed forces have fought a variety of wars, both large and small, including a destructive civil war and global conflicts. Over time, its policies adapted to the challenges of industrialization, societal change, and projecting its economic and military power beyond its borders.
Adamiak, Stanley J.
"The American Military: A Concise History,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 21
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