Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Andrew Bacevich on Decades of War

Andrew J. Bacevich(l) and his son(r)
After more than six decades of war, Andrew Bacevich evaluates the U.S.' military effort in Iraq, Afghanistan and other Muslim countries. When and how will these wars end? Andy takes us thru the various stages of these wars.

Western crusaders attacking Muslims from a fourteenth-century
manuscript (Bibliothèque Boulogne-s-Mer).
The two sides can be distinguished by their swords and shields.
The bending of rules of war has become the current strategy. Assassination and spying on Americans or others are part of this strategy. Andy claims that the current war is mostly hidden from view. Andy criticizes Washington for wasting resources on unnecessary wars, of being unaware of the problems facing the nation and being unable to respond to these problems.

Andrew J. Bacevich
Andrew J. Bacevich is an American expert on international relations, security studies, American foreign policy, and American diplomatic and military history. Andy graduated from West Point in 1969 and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Andy retired from the service with the rank of Colonel in the early 1990s. Andy holds a Ph.D. in American Diplomatic History from Princeton University, and taught at West Point and Johns Hopkins University before joining the faculty at Boston University in 1998.
Source: YouTube: Andrew Bacevich: "A Decade of War"
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