Tag Archives: Andrew Bacevich
Why Washington Can’t Learn.
Why did the United States fail so ignominiously in Vietnam? Why did it fail again in Afghanistan? The answers to these two questions turn out to be similar.
Count on this: the end of the American military mission in Afghanistan will be unfulfilling and likely tragic.
The anti-war movement, which atrophied under President Obama, is coming back to life.
Senior officials with the Obama administration recently told the United States Senate that the War on Terror, including the renewed invasion of Iraq, premised on fighting the so-called Islamic State of ISIS, will continue for “at least” another decade or two, in their words. CounterCurrentNews.com September 22, 2014 Assistant Defense Secretary Michael Sheehan testified before […]
Let’s look at what U.S. military intervention in Iraq has achieved, in Afghanistan has achieved, in Somalia has achieved, in Lebanon has achieved, in Libya has achieved. I mean, ask ourselves the very simple question. Is the region becoming more stable? Is it becoming more democratic? Are we alleviating, reducing the prevalence of anti-Americanism? Moyers […]
What words best describe present-day Washington politics? The commonplace answer, endlessly repeated by politicians themselves and media observers alike, is this: dysfunction, gridlock, partisanship and incivility. Yet here’s a far more accurate term: tacit consensus. Bill Moyers Moyers & Company February 21, 2014 Where Republicans and Democrats disagree, however loudly, matters less than where their […]
For well over a decade now the United States has been “a nation at war.” Does that war have a name? TD’s version of must-see TV: last week, Andrew Bacevich argued Stephen Colbert (or at least the character he plays) to a draw in a telling and funny episode of “the Colbert Report” which takes up the issue […]
Andrew Bacevich> Scoring the Global War on Terror> From Liberation to Assassination in Three Quick Rounds
Scoring the Global War on Terror From Liberation to Assassination in Three Quick Rounds A war that once occupied center stage in national politics has now slipped to the periphery, with legal and moral questions raised by the war left dangling in midair. Andrew Bacevich February 19, 2012 TomDispatch.com With the United […]
WAMMToday is now on Facebook! Check the WAMMToday page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, Playing Ball With the Pentagon Posted by Andrew Bacevich at 8:45am, July 28, 2011 tomdispatch.com Post-9/11, doesn’t it seem as though all American experience is blending into a single experience whose label is “your […]