The remarkable group of men who presided over our national defenses when our Republic was very young were wholly cognizant of the relation between armed force and foreign policy. They knew why the infant republic on the overseas periphery of the Western European civilization area had a chance to grow to maturity.
Fox, William T. R.
"U.S. Foreign Policy and Its Development,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 7
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol7/iss4/2