Captain Michael A. Hanson, U.S. Marine Corps, enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2003 and deployed three times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom prior to being commissioned a second lieutenant in November 2013. As a platoon commander with 1st Battalion, 2d Marines, he led his Marines during deployments to Okinawa and Romania. He currently is an infantry instructor with Tactical Training Exercise Control Group at Twentynine Palms, California. He is a graduate of Eastern Washington University.

Articles by Michael A. Hanson

A Chinese construction company builds a new bridge over the Kafue River in Zambia. China’s Belt and Road Initiative could create a network of client states.

21st-Century Proxy Wars

By Captain Michael Hanson, U.S. Marine Corps   
November 2020
During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union never fought directly, squaring off instead through client states and proxy forces. Could the same happen with China?