Andrew J. Bacevich

Putting Donald Trump’s impeachment in context: Here are 4 scenarios that await the US

There is blood in the water and frenzied sharks are closing in for the kill. Or so they think.

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The real cover-up: Putting Donald Trump’s impeachment in context

There is blood in the water and frenzied sharks are closing in for the kill. Or so they think.

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Trump’s Afghanistan 'peace' will be Vietnam all over again

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 of our Army’s myriad schools typically included officers from the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN).

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The art of shaping memory

How best to describe the recently completed allied commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of France? Two words come immediately to mind: heartfelt and poignant. The aged D-Day veterans gathering for what was probably the last time richly deserved every bit of praise bestowed on them. Yet one particular refrain that has become commonplace in this age of Donald Trump was absent from the proceedings. I’m referring to “fake news.” In a curious collaboration, Trump and the media, their normal relationship one of mutual loathing, combined forces to falsify the history of World War II. Allow me to explain.

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An Open Letter to Elizabeth Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren
317 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C.

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Here Are 24 of the Biggest Issues Facing the Country - And the DC Elites and Media Don't Bother Addressing Them

Donald Trump's election has elicited impassioned affirmations of a renewed commitment to unvarnished truth-telling from the prestige media.  The common theme:  you know you can’t trust him, but trust us to keep dogging him on your behalf.  The New York Times has even unveiled a portentous new promotional slogan: “The truth is now more important than ever.” For its part, the Washington Post grimly warns that “democracy dies in darkness,” and is offering itself as a source of illumination now that the rotund figure of the 45th president has produced the political equivalent of a total eclipse of the sun. Meanwhile, National Public Radio fundraising campaigns are sounding an increasingly panicky note: give, listener, lest you be personally responsible for the demise of the Republic that we are bravely fighting to save from extinction.

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Will Fighting ISIS Lead America Into Starting the Next World War?

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Syria Attack: America's Eternal War Continues

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Obama Expands Secret Wars Across the Globe

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How to Dismantle the American Empire Before This Country Goes Under

Editor's note: The following is excerpted from WASHINGTON RULES: America's Path To Permanent War by Andrew J. Bacevich, published this month by Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Henry Holt and Company, LLC. Copyright (c) 2010 by Andrew J. Bacevich. All rights reserved. With permission of Henry Holt and Company.

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