Author Archives: Andrew J. Bacevich

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?

A New Award for Misleading National Security Op-Eds

Send your nominations now.

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.

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