October 28, 2020 | Americans can't ignore the world beyond their borders, but the last thing they need is to embark upon a fresh search for distant monsters to destroy.
Articles by Andrew Bacevich
August 19, 2020 | What first steps could Joe Biden take if he’s elected? Here’s a start.
November 6, 2019 | But the bipartisan condemnation of his sporadic complaints betrays a fear that a more competent leader could finally wind them down.
November 30, 2016 | If Trump really sought to make America great again, he'd extricate the U.S. from war. But early signs aren't promising.
April 6, 2016 | When the president wants to fulfill a constitutional duty — like nominating a Supreme Court justice — Congress is up in arms. When he launches a blatantly unconstitutional war, it shrugs.
March 2, 2016 | American democracy has been failing for decades, so a disturbing number of us are turning to authoritarianism. Is Trump our Juan Perón?
November 28, 2014 | Five bedrock delusions keep America mired in the Middle East, to everyone's detriment.
September 10, 2013 | Will the Syria debate get Congress to take a hard look at U.S. policy in the Middle East? Don't hold your breath.
August 23, 2013 | The peace movement has a vital stake in building a movement powerful enough to challenge those who would restrict voting rights or violate civil liberties with racial profiling.
November 29, 2011 | Sometimes, just when you least expect it, symbolism steps right up and coldcocks you. So how about this headline for - in the spirit of our last president - ushering America's withdrawal from Iraq right over the nearest symbolic cliff: "U.S. empties biggest Iraq base, takes Saddam's toilet." They're talking about Victory Base, formerly - again in the spirit of thoroughly malevolent symbolism - Camp Victory, the enormous American military base that sits at the edge of Baghdad International Airport and that we were never going to leave.