TIME notes that, 42 years ago the U.S. was debating an increase in the size of our military in response to changing global conditions and that 40 years ago we were having fairly significant diplomatic quarrels with France. The more things change. . .

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.