Author Archives: Andrew J. Bacevich

The Beltway Foreign-Policy ‘Blob’ Strikes Back

A Washington think tank calls for more of the same failed intervention.

What Obsessing About You-Know-Who Causes Us to Miss

Here are 24 issues that Washington and the media ignore.

Still Chasing the Wrong Rainbows

What historian William Appleman Williams taught us about foreign policy and the good society.

Memo for McMaster

The national security advisor needs to impose order on the administration’s foreign policy.

The Fiction of U.S. Isolationism

The old canard is an obstacle to a realistic, fact-based approach to foreign policy.

The Odds Against Antiwar Warriors

The failure of a World War I American anti-war movement does not bode well for similar movements today.

Prepare, Pursue, Prevail!

Onward and upward with U.S. Central Command.

Fat Leonard and the Decline of Military Values

The officer corps was once assumed to be above larger cultural rot. No more.

Debunking America’s “Good” Occupation

Factual errors mar an otherwise thoughtful book about U.S. occupation forces in post-World War II Germany.

Trump and the Six-Trillion-Dollar Question

Republicans and Democrats both refuse to investigate the staggering resources wasted in the Middle East.

Angst in the Church of America the Redeemer

David Brooks on making America great again

The Duty of General McMaster

As he takes charge of U.S. grand strategy, he must be a blunt, candid truth-teller.

Why Does Congress Accept Perpetual Wars?

To exercise real oversight, our representatives must take ownership of foreign entanglements.

Conservatism After Trump

How the Right—and foreign-policy realism—can survive our populist moment.

After the ‘End of History’

The Age of Great Expectations and the great void

On Winning

Trump loves to do it, but American generals have forgotten how.

Time for Real Answers on War

Trump and Clinton both keep the American people in the dark.

The Decay of American Politics

Ike and Adlai weren’t perfect, but at least their campaigns provided more than spectacle.

Kill All the Terrorists?

The violence we employ to defend civilization feeds the very forces that imperil it.

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