Andrew Bacevich

Politics
Since the late eighteenth century, the United States has been involved in an almost ceaseless string of wars, interventions
Politics
Kyle Dargan What sorts of books am I talking about? Novels like Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser or The Rise of Silas Lapham
Politics
Despite a painfully expensive and tragically wasteful record of militarized interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Iran, Somalia, Libya, and many other countries throughout the greater Middle East, the U.S. military and foreign policy establishment persists in staying its presence course.  
Politics
Too many candidates are endorsing the conventional political wisdom that more military invasion, occupation, droning and Pentagon spending will somehow make us more secure. That's why we think that now is a more important time than ever to challenge the status quo.
Politics
In our era in Washington, whole careers have been built on grotesque mistakes. In fact, when it comes to our various conflicts, God save you if you're right; no one will ever want to hear from you again. If you're wrong, however... well, take the invasion of Iraq.
Politics
After a State of the Union Address, we're used to a rebuttal from the other party. This year, two of them turned out to be on the schedule.
Media
“The analogy I'd draw is the following: You go to a doctor, who diagnoses an ailment and prescribes drugs and surgery,” Landay
Politics
The escalating bloodbath in Iraq has triggered renewed debate on how muscular America's foreign policy should be. This week, I speak with combat veteran and historian Andrew Bacevich about the events unfolding in Iraq and what they say about America's role in the world.
Sports
The premise of the complaint that we don't normally have to endure politicization of our major national sporting events is simply false. Examples abound, but the most unrelenting one is the steady diet sports fans have been fed of nearly compulsory worshipfulness of our armed forces.
Politics
Wolfowitz, who went on to head the World Bank and is now a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, recently opened
Politics
There are honorable deaths, there may be necessary wars. But this was neither honorable nor necessary. Does telling the truth blame the soldiers? It shouldn't, but it certainly should make the powerful less comfortable.
Media
2012-03-23-Capture.JPG Does Robert Bales symbolize a larger problem in our military ranks?
Politics
2010 has seen a re-assertion of bipartisan consensus on American militarism, making the issue virtually invisible in this campaign despite the fact that it's never been more urgent for us to face squarely its scope and consequences.
Politics
Marty Peretz apologized for saying he wasn't sure whether Muslims deserve the same rights as other Americans, but refused to apologize for having said that "Muslim life is cheap, especially for Muslims."
Politics
Andrew Bacevich is the soldier turned writer who's still unlearning and puncturing the Washington Rules of national security
The World Post
A key task for ending the war - and preventing future wars, such as a future war with Iran for which the political groundwork is now being laid - is breaking the Republican political monolith in support of war.
Books
Andrew Bacevich is author of several meticulously documented books on American geopolitical ambitions. In terms of street credibility, Bacevich has tons more than the average commentator on the issue.
Politics
He is a nuts-and-bolts, cost-and-benefit guy. And for fun and to add to the creative tension, I'd occasionally bring on CNAS