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Lt. Cdr. Benjamin Armstrong, USN, is a 1999 Naval Academy graduate and naval aviator. His writing has appeared in Proceedings and the Infinity Journal. Currently he is a MPhil/PhD candidate with the Department of War Studies at Kings College, London.