In this March 15 file photo, U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson approaches to participate in the annual joint military exercise called Foal Eagle between South Korea and the United States, at Busan port in Busan, South Korea. The aircraft carrier is named for a rural Georgia congressman with a global vision for the Navy.
In this March 15 file photo, U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson approaches to participate in the annual joint military exercise called Foal Eagle between South Korea and the United States, at Busan port in Busan, South Korea. The aircraft carrier is named for a rural Georgia congressman with a global vision for the Navy. Jo Jung-ho AP file
In this March 15 file photo, U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson approaches to participate in the annual joint military exercise called Foal Eagle between South Korea and the United States, at Busan port in Busan, South Korea. The aircraft carrier is named for a rural Georgia congressman with a global vision for the Navy. Jo Jung-ho AP file

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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.