The bestselling author of "The Limits of Power" critically examines the Washington consensus on national security and discusses why it must change. In a vivid, incisive analysis, Bacevich succinctly presents the origins of this consensus, forged at a moment when American power was at its height.The bestselling author of "The Limits of Power" critically examines the Washington consensus on national security and discusses why it must change. In a vivid, incisive analysis, Bacevich succinctly presents the origins of this consensus, forged at a moment when American power was at its height.Read Less
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The book is bound to create controversy. The subject matter is well researched and well presented. The only thing lacking, to my mind, was a well laid out viable option. Perhaps there is none now, perhaps it's too late. The decline and fall of the American empire started, albeit slowly, with Viet Nam. It has accelerated with the financial meltdown of 2008-2009. There is no moral fibre left in American government, and America, I fear, is hurtling into the abyss all empires land up in.
Publishers Weekly, 2010-05-24 U.S. Army colonel turned academic, Bacevich (The Limits of Power) offers an unsparing, cogent, and important critique of assumptions guiding American military policy. These central tenets, the "Washington rules", Osuch as the belief that the world order depends on America maintaining a massive military capable of rapid and forceful interventions anywhere in the world, Ohave dominated national security policy since the start of the cold war and have condemned the U.S. to "insolvency and perpetual war." Despite such disasters as America's defeat in Vietnam and the Cuban missile crisis, the self-perpetuating policy is so entrenched that no president or influential critic has been able to alter it. Bacevich argues that while the Washington rules found their most pernicious expression in the Bush doctrine of preventive war, Barack Obama's expansion of the Afghan War is also cause for pessimism: "We should be grateful to him for making at least one thing unmistakably clear: to imagine that Washington will ever tolerate second thoughts about the Washington rules is to engage in willful self-deception. Washington itself has too much to lose." (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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