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Andrew J. Bacevich is professor of history and international relations at Boston University. His new book is The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism.

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(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 17, 2011
Big Change Whether We Like It Or Not A growing accumulation of evidence suggests that America today is not the America of 1945. Nor does the international order of the present moment bear more than a passing resemblance to that which existed in the heyday of American power.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Putting Donald Trump's impeachment in context Trump's critics speak with one voice in demanding accountability. Yet virtually no one has been held accountable for the pain, suffering, and loss inflicted by the architects of the Iraq War and the Great Recession. Why is that? As another presidential election approaches, the question not only goes unanswered, but unasked.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The real story of Obama's Wars Obama's Wars contains hints of another story, the significance of which seems to have eluded Woodward. The theme of that story is not whether Dick likes Jane, but whether the constitution remains an operative document. The constitution explicitly assigns to the president the role of commander-in-chief. Responsibility for the direction of American wars rests with him.
US Soldiers in Afghanistan, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Answering the Armies of the Cheated After the end of the Cold War, virtually the entire American foreign-policy establishment succumbed to a monumentally self-destructive idealogical fever. Call it INS, shorthand for Indispensable Nation Syndrome.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 7, 2008
Evangelical Foreign Policy Is Over With Barack Obama's election to the presidency, the evangelical moment in US foreign policy has come to an end. The United States remains a nation of believers, with Christianity the tradition to which most Americans adhere. Yet the religious sensibility informing American statecraft will no longer find expression in an urge to launch crusades against evil-doers.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 12, 2021
Beyond Donald Trump -- When Poisons Curdle Racism, extreme materialism, and militarism each deserve and separately sometimes receive condemnation. But it's the way that the three of them sustain one another that accounts for our nation's present condition.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Naming a Nameless War What does the United States hope to achieve in its inherited and unending War for the Greater Middle East? To pacify the region? To remake it in our image? To drain its stocks of petroleum? Or just keeping the lid on? However you define the war's aims, things have not gone well, which once again suggests that, in some form, it will continue for some time to come.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 23, 2008
Petraeus Opts Out of Politics -- or Does He? The question still to be determined is this: what role does Petraeus foresee himself playing as this deeply politicized war extends beyond the Bush presidency? Will he confine himself to rendering disinterested professional advice? Should Barack Obama win the election, will the apolitical soldier bow to the wishes of his new civilian master -- despite Obama's opposition to the war in which Petraeus built his reputation?
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 9, 2009
Winning in Afghanistan- Victory There Won't Look Like You Think Time to get out and give up on nation building. Written Dec. 31,2008, words are still relevant......the chief effect of allied military operations there so far has been not to defeat the radical Islamists but to push them across the Pakistani border. As a result, efforts to stabilize Afghanistan are contributing to the destabilization of Pakistan, with potentially devastating implications.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 11, 2008
On Killing the Right People Having learned about this secret war being conducted on their behalf, Americans now have an obligation to find out more. That obligation is both moral and political. The moral obligation is to ascertain whether or not the people we are killing are in fact terrorists
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 1, 2011
War Fever Subsides in Washington Just when (Congress) appeared to have entered a permanent vegetative state, a flickering of intelligent life has made its reappearance.