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  • America's War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History | Andrew J. Bacevich

    America's War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Andrew J. Bacevich
    • Narrated By Rob Shapiro, Andrew J. Bacevich
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    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 30 years old and with no end in sight.

    Darwin8u says: "A Key to Understanding the US Need for Perp. War"
  • Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War | Andrew J. Bacevich

    Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War

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    • By Andrew J. Bacevich
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
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    For the last half century, as administrations have come and gone, the fundamental assumptions about America's military policy have remained unchanged: American security requires the United States (and us alone) to maintain a permanent armed presence around the globe, to prepare our forces for military operations in far-flung regions, and to be ready to intervene anywhere at any time. In the Obama era, just as in the Bush years, these beliefs remain unquestioned gospel.

    Jonnie says: "Permanent war and insolvency...thanks Washington"
  • The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism | Andrew J. Bacevich

    The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism

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    • By Andrew J. Bacevich
    • Narrated By Eric Conger
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    The Limits of Power identifies a profound triple crisis facing America: the economy, in remarkable disarray, can no longer be fixed by relying on expansion abroad; the government, transformed by an imperial presidency, is a democracy in form only; U.S. involvement in endless wars, driven by a deep infatuation with military power, has been a catastrophe for the body politic. If the nation is to solve its predicament, it will need the revival of a distinctly American approach.

    Frank says: "Disturbing"
  • Ending Endless War | Andrew J. Bacevich

    Ending Endless War

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    • By Andrew J. Bacevich
    • Narrated By Kevin Stillwell
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    During the Cold War, the United States preferred to husband, rather than expend, its military power. The idea was not to fight but to defend, deter, and contain, a cold peace infinitely preferable to nuclear cataclysm. When US policymakers strayed from this principle, attempting to unify the Korean Peninsula in 1950 or deploying combat troops to Vietnam in the 1960s, the results proved unhappy in the extreme.

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