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By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
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Topic - John Shelby Foote
The military history of Japan's samurai is book-ended not by violence, but by diplomacy and civil service. "Samurai: The Warrior Transformed," at National Geographic explores the nonmilitary roles of the samurai throughout Japan's history.
This isn't exactly new territory — John Shelby Foote wrote about Shiloh more than 20 years ago.