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Andrew Bacevich

Andrew Bacevich

Andrew J. Bacevich, a professor of history and international relations at Boston University,  is the author of "America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History" (2017). He is also editor of the book, "The Short American Century" (2012), and author of several others, including:  "Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country" (2014, American Empire Project); "Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War" (2011),  "The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War" (2013), "The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism" (2009, American Empire Project), and "The Long War: A New History of U.S. National Security Policy Since World War II" (2009).

Articles by this author

 

Belief in America as the "Indispensible Nation" Is Bullshit—And Always Has Been

The United States has a war problem. And just about no one is keen to talk about it.

Andrew Bacevich ·


When It Comes to War, Americans Remain Willfully and Incorrigibly Ignorant

We have paid dearly for that ignorance and will likely pay even more in the years ahead. So it goes.

Andrew Bacevich ·


My Son Was Killed in Iraq 14 Years Ago—Who's Responsible?

The Islamic Republic? George W. Bush? Both answers feel like evasions.

Andrew Bacevich ·


If Biden Genuinely Aspires to Build Back Better, He Would Deviate From US Militarism

if President Biden intends to Go Big at home, he will need to Go Big in changing U.S. policies abroad as well.

Andrew Bacevich ·


America's Long Wars Are Losers: No Bang, No Whimper, No Victory

The siege of ancient Troy, which lasted a decade, inspired Homer to write the Iliad. Although the American war in Afghanistan has now gone on almost twice as long, don’t expect it to be memorialized in an epic poem.

Andrew Bacevich ·


Recalling the Travails of the 'Big Stick'

 A military establishment primarily intended to deter and defend became an instrument of power projection.

Andrew Bacevich ·


Biden Seems Intent on Falling in Line With America's History of Failed Foreign Policy

Under the guise of correcting Trump's failures, they will perpetuate their own.

Andrew Bacevich ·


Can America's Soul Be Saved From Poison Injected by Trump?

Only by acknowledging the evil caused by the simultaneous presence of racism, materialism, and militarism, will it be remotely possible for the United States to take the first few halting steps toward redemption.

Andrew Bacevich ·

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