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How Star Wars Changed the Way Our Military Fights

After U.S. Army strategist Matt Cavanaugh was deployed to South Korea to work with Korean troops along the border it shared with its hostile northern neighbor, he tried to think of ways to talk to them about his thoughts about warfare. A West Pointer, he’d spent his career immersed in American military history. But he quickly learned that his Korean counterparts had no idea what he was talking about when he tried to talk to them about the Battle of Gettysburg, a confrontation from a civil war far removed from their own experience.

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