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Empire of DefenseRace and the Cultural Politics of Permanent War$
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Joseph Darda

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780226632896

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226633084.001.0001

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Introduction: A Perpetual Wartime Footing

Introduction: A Perpetual Wartime Footing

(p.1) Introduction: A Perpetual Wartime Footing
Empire of Defense

Joseph Darda

University of Chicago Press

The war was over, again. In the first months of his second term, President Barack Obama announced plans to end the war on terror. From an auditorium at Fort McNair in Washington, he acknowledged that the United States had, for more than a decade, stood on “a perpetual wartime footing” and declared that it was time to change course....

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