President Barack Obama pauses at the Battle of Midway Navy Memorial as he tours on Midway Atoll in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
President Barack Obama pauses at the Battle of Midway Navy Memorial as he tours on Midway Atoll in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. CAROLYN CASTER Associated Press File/2016
President Barack Obama pauses at the Battle of Midway Navy Memorial as he tours on Midway Atoll in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. CAROLYN CASTER Associated Press File/2016

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Victor Davis Hanson is a Tribune Content Agency columnist. He is a classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and the author of “The Father of Us All: War and History, Ancient and Modern.” Email: author@victorhanson.com.