Tag Archives: Andrew Bacevich

How America’s Wars End (Messily), by Danny Sjursen

Count on this: the end of the American military mission in Afghanistan will be unfulfilling and likely tragic.

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, On Seeing America’s Wars Whole, A Letter to the NYT

The key point is that when it comes to recent American wars, the Times offers coverage without perspective.

Flowers and Zeese | New Defense Strategy: War with Great Nations and Arms Race

The anti-war movement, which atrophied under President Obama, is coming back to life.

Washington Admits, ‘War On Terror’ Is Designed To Be Permanent State of War

 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 […]

 ▶ Chaos in Iraq: Bill Moyers interviews Andrew Bacevich

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 […]

Bill Moyers: Andrew Bacevich on Washington’s Tacit Consensus

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 […]

Tom Dispatch> Naming Our Nameless War> How Many Years Will It Be?

 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 […]

Ballpark Liturgy: America’s New Civic Religion

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 […]