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Sunday, Feb. 23
Both designs are inspired by figures from the War of 1812, according to a Nike press release, with Navy's paying tribute to Capt. James Lawrence's famous "Don't give up the ship" edict and Army's dedicated to Gen. Winfield Scott.
The past year has seen both cries for cutting the defense budget at home and renewed violence abroad. With the economy continuing to decline, and the deficit continuing to rise, it is almost inevitable that the defense budget will continue to shrink.
To indifferent students of American history, our 11th president, James Knox Polk, may seem to be just another of those semiobscure White House occupants of no particular distinction. However, as Robert W. Merry shows us, he deserves much more than that.
The prospective reader must not be misled by the title of this outstanding work.
In 2002, two trunks were discovered at the Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Co. in Alexandria. The trunks were full of letters and other artifacts collected by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's eldest daughter.