Author Archives: Andrew J. Bacevich
The Age of Great Expectations and the great void
Trump loves to do it, but American generals have forgotten how.
Trump and Clinton both keep the American people in the dark.
Ike and Adlai weren’t perfect, but at least their campaigns provided more than spectacle.
The violence we employ to defend civilization feeds the very forces that imperil it.
Why do Zalmay Khalilzad and others in the foreign-policy establishment refuse to question America’s role in the world?
The killing of a Taliban leader is ‘an important milestone.’ But toward what?
How the United States became a prisoner of war while Congress went MIA
The republic has been decaying for decades, but it will not be saved by an unconstrained demagogue.
These are the national security challenges America’s exhibitionist election season ignores.
An essential guide to terrorism reveals how Americans misunderstand the nature of the Islamic State’s capacities.
Are we ready to commit millions of troops to decades of occupation?
A humble leader once overshadowed by Eisenhower and Patton is finally recognized by historians.
When it comes to organizing, equipping, and motivating foreign armies, the United States is essentially clueless.
The U.S. sending Iraq more rocket launchers to destroy its U.S.-provided Humvees is a microcosm of madness.
Rather than calling into question the concept of American exceptionalism, Vietnam became a vehicle for reaffirming it.
National insecurity keeps the Ivy-approved purveyors of destructive conventional wisdom insulated from accountability.
The strategists of the future are veterans, theologians, and entrepreneurs—but if we can’t have them, better mediocrities than Cold War relics.
Is the U.S. a force for regional stability? Do we have real allies? Here are the hard truths.← Older posts
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