How the U.S. became a superpower

America’s rise to a global superpower came about with aggressive foreign policies dating back to just after the Civil War. Sean A. Mirski is a lawyer and U.S. foreign policy scholar who has worked on national security issues across multiple U.S. presidential administrations. He’s currently a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and he joins guest host John McCaa to discuss how the U.S. attained superpower status, the invasions and occupations that got us there, and where we go next. His book is “We May Dominate the World: Ambition, Anxiety, and the Rise of the American Colossus.”