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The War That Made America a Superpower (No, Not World War II)

Kyle Mizokami is a defense and national-security writer based in San Francisco who has appeared in the Diplomat, Foreign Policy, War is Boring and the Daily Beast. In 2009, he cofounded the defense and security blog Japan Security Watch. You can follow him on Twitter: @KyleMizokami.

Image: Battle of Manila Bay, 1898. Wikimedia Commons/Public domain