Author Archives: Andrew J. Bacevich

Trump’s Military Parade: Toy Soldiers Made Large-as-Life

In a weird way, his militaristic proposal captures something important about our present moment.

A Requiem for Vietnam

Forty-three years ago a symposium of writers from George Kennan to Gore Vidal surveyed the damage—and offered prescient warnings for our wars today.

Trump’s National Defense Strategy Has the Pentagon Popping Champagne

Along with the entire the military-industrial complex.

President Trump’s ‘Friends’ in Saudi Arabia

Is the United States becoming a patsy for the Kingdom?

The Real News We Ignore at Our Peril

This is the threat to our democracy, not Fake News. And Exhibit A is our failed war in Afghanistan.

Learning From Churchill

“Darkest Hour” is latest retelling of the heroic Churchill parable, routinely celebrated by American politicians and pundits.

The Woeful Inadequacy of Never-Trumpism

Max Boot and Eliot Cohen can’t figure out why Trump was elected in the first place.

When Washington Assured Russia NATO Would Not Expand

How America’s failure to honor a 1990 commitment led to many of today’s global crises.

No, the “Long War” Didn’t Fail Because of American Democracy

Refuting the latest excuse from some national security professionals.

The End of Endism?

Almost three decades after “the end of history” thesis emerged, the problems of modernity remain.

More ‘Fake News,’ Alas, From the New York Times

Manafort isn’t the only villain in this establishment fairy tale.

Times Twofer: McCain and Friedman Go Off the Deep End

Their latest ramblings say much about the crisis facing our elites.

John McCain’s Tired Dogma

The guy who’s learned nothing attacks the guy who knows nothing.

Why You Should Read These Military Classics

They tell us much about service life and futile imperial adventures.

Foreign Policy ‘Realists’ Hit Nerve With Establishment Elite

Attack on Mearsheimer and others comes perilously close to a McCarthyite smear.

Seven Steps to a Saner U.S. Policy Towards North Korea

But is the Trump Administration too dysfunctional to grasp this?

Robert E. Lee at West Point

A Memo to the ‘Supe’

Yes Congress, Afghanistan is Your Vietnam

Does any member have the courage and vision to take responsibility?

Slouching Toward Mar-a-Lago

The post-Cold-War consensus collapses.

The Real Scandal: Americans Don’t Care About Afghanistan

Will kids who weren’t yet born when the war began have to fight it?

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