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    Hillary Clinton’s Hawkish History

    She was born into it. As a Navy chief petty officer’s daughter — who says she once considered joining the Marines after law school — the Democratic front-runner is no stranger to military thinking. Some assume her aggressive tone on national security is mere posturing, but former Defense Secretary Robert Gates calls Clinton a “tough lady.” And with advisers like Jack Keane, an intellectual architect of the Iraq surge, she’d likely enter the general election with a greater tolerance for military intervention than even potential Republican opponents Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.

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