False Security: Donald Trump and the Ten Commandments (Plus One) of the National Security State

By Andrew Bacevich Let us stipulate at the outset that Donald Trump is a vulgar and dishonest fraud without a principled bone in his corpulent frame. Yet history is nothing if not a tale overflowing with irony. Despite his massive… Continue Reading  

The Real Cover-Up

by Andrew J. Bacevich There is blood in the water and frenzied sharks are closing in for the kill. Or so they think. From the time of Donald Trump’s election, American elites have hungered for this moment. At long last,… Continue Reading  

Reflections on “Peace” in Afghanistan

by Andrew Bacevich When the conflict that the Vietnamese refer to as the American War ended in April 1975, I was a U.S. Army captain attending a course at Fort Knox, Kentucky. In those days, the student body at any… Continue Reading  

The Great Reckoning

by Andrew J. Bacevich [Editorial note: This remnant of a manuscript, discovered in a vault near the coastal town of Walpole, Massachusetts, appears to have been part of a larger project, probably envisioned as an interpretive history of the United… Continue Reading  

The “Forever Wars” Enshrined

by Andrew Bacevich Earlier this month, I spent a day visiting Marseilles to videotape a documentary about recent American military history, specifically the ongoing wars that most of us prefer not to think about. Lest there be any confusion, let… Continue Reading