Capstone Essay Contest
The U.S. military has served as the big stick in U.S. politics for the last 50 years. Since the end of World War II, it has had few rivals. The Cold War saw two superpowers with opposing ideologies, goals, and armed forces. But the fall of the Soviet Union has left the United States as the only real superpower in the world. Despite being smaller than it was during the Cold War, the U.S. military is unmatched in flexibility, readiness, capability, and deployability.