Author Archives: Andrew J. Bacevich

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.

Don’t Blame Me, I’m Just the Viceroy

Why do Zalmay Khalilzad and others in the foreign-policy establishment refuse to question America’s role in the world?

A Bridge to Nowhere in the Greater Middle East

The killing of a Taliban leader is ‘an important milestone.’ But toward what?

Writing a Blank Check on War

How the United States became a prisoner of war while Congress went MIA

What Trumpism Means for Democracy

The republic has been decaying for decades, but it will not be saved by an unconstrained demagogue.

Six Serious Questions for an Unserious Campaign

These are the national security challenges America’s exhibitionist election season ignores.

Gangsta Jihad

An essential guide to terrorism reveals how Americans misunderstand the nature of the Islamic State’s capacities.

ISIS and the Folly of World War IV

Are we ready to commit millions of troops to decades of occupation?

A Salute to General Devers

A humble leader once overshadowed by Eisenhower and Patton is finally recognized by historians.

Why Washington Can’t ‘Stand Up’ Foreign Militaries

When it comes to organizing, equipping, and motivating foreign armies, the United States is essentially clueless.

America Fights ISIS With Insanity

The U.S. sending Iraq more rocket launchers to destroy its U.S.-provided Humvees is a microcosm of madness.

Did Reagan Win the Vietnam War?

Rather than calling into question the concept of American exceptionalism, Vietnam became a vehicle for reaffirming it.

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