Andrew J. Bacevich, a professor of history and international relations at Boston University, is the editor of the forthcoming book The Short American Century: A Postmortem.
On the Libyan intervention, the question demands to be asked: Are we winning yet? And if not, why persist in an effort for which great pain is repaid with such little gain?
Military spending is still a cow most sacred.
Nearing a decade of conflict in Afghanistan, the US armed forces are quickly turning into quagmire specialists.
Once a serious journalist, the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward now makes a very fine living as chief gossip-monger of the governing class.
Why are poorer and less-educated citizens more likely to die in America's wars?
An education begun in the shadow of the Brandenburg Gate.
The United States, Israel and the failure of the Western way of war.
In order to solve our problems Americans must begin to see ourselves as we really are.
Seven years after the attacks, the Bush Administration's strategy to transform the world has squandered our resources, buried us in debt and poses a greater strategic threat than Osama bin Laden ever did.
The United States did not reinvent war after 9/11. It only thought it did.