America's War for the Greater Middle East
Score: 5
From 10 Ratings

America's War for the Greater Middle East


  • Author: Andrew J. Bacevich
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Genre: Military
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LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • A searing reassessment of U.S. military policy in the Middle East over the past four decades from retired army colonel and New York Times bestselling author Andrew J. Bacevich From the end of World War II until 1980, virtually no American soldiers were killed in action while serving in the Greater Middle East. Since 1990, virtually no American soldiers have been killed in action anywhere else. What caused this shift? Andrew J. Bacevich, one of the country’s most respected voices on foreign affairs, offers an incisive critical history of this ongoing military enterprise—now more than thirty years old and with no end in sight. During the 1980s, Bacevich argues, a great transition occurred. As the Cold...

America s War for the Greater Middle East
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

America s War for the Greater Middle East


  • Author : Andrew J. Bacevich
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553393941


America s War for the Greater Middle East Book Description :

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • A searing reassessment of U.S. military policy in the Middle East over the past four decades from retired army colonel and New York Times bestselling author Andrew J. Bacevich From the end of World War II until 1980, virtually no American soldiers were killed in action while serving in the Greater Middle East. Since 1990, virtually no American soldiers have been killed in action anywhere else. What caused this shift? Andrew J. Bacevich, one of the country’s most respected voices on foreign affairs, offers an incisive critical history of this ongoing military enterprise—now more than thirty years old and with no end in sight. During the 1980s, Bacevich argues, a great transition occurred. As the Cold War ...

America s War for the Greater Middle East
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

America s War for the Greater Middle East


  • Author : Andrew J. Bacevich
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553393958


America s War for the Greater Middle East Book Description :

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America s War for the Greater Middle East
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

America s War for the Greater Middle East


  • Author : Andrew J. Bacevich
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Middle East
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553393934


America s War for the Greater Middle East Book Description :

A critical assessment of America's foreign policy in the Middle East throughout the past four decades evaluates and connects regional engagements since 1990 while revealing their massive costs....

Breach of Trust
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Breach of Trust


  • Author : Andrew J. Bacevich
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release Date : 2013-09-10
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780805096033


Breach of Trust Book Description :

A blistering critique of the gulf between America's soldiers and the society that sends them off to war, from the bestselling author of The Limits of Power and Washington Rules The United States has been "at war" in Iraq and Afghanistan for more than a decade. Yet as war has become normalized, a yawning gap has opened between America's soldiers and veterans and the society in whose name they fight. For ordinary citizens, as former secretary of defense Robert Gates has acknowledged, armed conflict has become an "abstraction" and military service "something for other people to do." In Breach of Trust, bestselling author Andrew J. Bacevich takes stock of the separation between Americans and their military, tracing its origins to the Vietnam era and expl...

America s Challenges in the Greater Middle East

America s Challenges in the Greater Middle East


  • Author : S. Akbarzadeh
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2011-07-04
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230119598


America s Challenges in the Greater Middle East Book Description :

Barack Obama has faced many challenges in reversing U.S. policy on the Middle East. This book highlights points of resistance to Obama's efforts regarding U.S. foreign policy and what lessons may be learned from this experience for the remainder of his presidency and his potential second term in office....

American Empire
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

American Empire


  • Author : Andrew J. BACEVICH
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-30
  • Genre: Current Events
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674020375


American Empire Book Description :

In a challenging, provocative book, Andrew Bacevich reconsiders the assumptions and purposes governing the exercise of American global power. Examining the presidencies of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton--as well as George W. Bush's first year in office--he demolishes the view that the United States has failed to devise a replacement for containment as a basis for foreign policy. He finds instead that successive post-Cold War administrations have adhered to a well-defined "strategy of openness." Motivated by the imperative of economic expansionism, that strategy aims to foster an open and integrated international order, thereby perpetuating the undisputed primacy of the world's sole remaining superpower. Moreover, openness is not a new strategy, b...

Modern Conflict in the Greater Middle East  A Country by Country Guide

Modern Conflict in the Greater Middle East A Country by Country Guide


  • Author : Spencer C. Tucker
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2017-04-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440843617


Modern Conflict in the Greater Middle East A Country by Country Guide Book Description :

This reference work covers the history of Middle East nations, addressing military, political, diplomatic, and ideological trends in each respective country and enabling readers to better understand the factors behind the crises shaping the Middle East today. • Provides a detailed overview of Middle East conflicts since World War I in a single resource • Offers historical context for the level of involvement in various wars by Middle Eastern countries as well as each country's interaction with the West and other Middle East nations • Includes "Did You Know?" sidebars with interesting details, statistics, and other information related to the countries covered in the book...

The Age of Illusions
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Age of Illusions


  • Author : Andrew J. Bacevich
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release Date : 2020-01-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250175090


The Age of Illusions Book Description :

A thought-provoking and penetrating account of the post-Cold war follies and delusions that culminated in the age of Donald Trump from the bestselling author of The Limits of Power. When the Cold War ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Washington establishment felt it had prevailed in a world-historical struggle. Our side had won, a verdict that was both decisive and irreversible. For the world’s “indispensable nation,” its “sole superpower,” the future looked very bright. History, having brought the United States to the very summit of power and prestige, had validated American-style liberal democratic capitalism as universally applicable. In the decades to come, Americans would put that claim to the test. They would embrace the pro...

The Great War for Civilisation
Score: 4
From 19 Ratings

The Great War for Civilisation


  • Author : Robert Fisk
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307428714


The Great War for Civilisation Book Description :

A sweeping and dramatic history of the last half century of conflict in the Middle East from an award-winning journalist who has covered the region for over forty years, The Great War for Civilisation unflinchingly chronicles the tragedy of the region from the Algerian Civil War to the Iranian Revolution; from the American hostage crisis in Beirut to the Iran-Iraq War; from the 1991 Gulf War to the American invasion of Iraq in 2003. A book of searing drama as well as lucid, incisive analysis, The Great War for Civilisation is a work of major importance for today's world....

The New American Militarism
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The New American Militarism


  • Author : Andrew J. Bacevich
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-04-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199727148


The New American Militarism Book Description :

In this provocative book, Andrew Bacevich warns of a dangerous dual obsession that has taken hold of Americans, conservatives, and liberals alike. It is a marriage of militarism and utopian ideology--of unprecedented military might wed to a blind faith in the universality of American values. This mindset, the author warns, invites endless war and the ever-deepening militarization of U.S. policy. It promises not to perfect but to pervert American ideals and to accelerate the hollowing out of American democracy. As it alienates others, it will leave the United States increasingly isolated. It will end in bankruptcy, moral as well as economic, and in abject failure. With The New American Militarism, which has been updated with a new Afterword, Bacevich ...