The Resource Washington rules : America's path to permanent war, Andrew J. Bacevich

Washington rules : America's path to permanent war, Andrew J. Bacevich

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Washington rules : America's path to permanent war
Title
Washington rules
Title remainder
America's path to permanent war
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Andrew J. Bacevich
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Language
eng
Summary
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, and to be ready to intervene anywhere at any time. In the Obama era, just as in the Bush years, these beliefs remain unquestioned. In this vivid analysis, Andrew J. Bacevich presents the origins of this consensus, forged at a moment when American power was at its height. He exposes the preconceptions, biases, and habits that underlie our pervasive faith in military might, especially the notion that overwhelming superiority will oblige others to accommodate America's needs and desires--whether for cheap oil, cheap credit, or cheap consumer goods. And he challenges the usefulness of our militarism as it has become both unaffordable and increasingly dangerous.--From publisher description
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Bacevich, Andrew J
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ1480
LC item number
.B335 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Consensus (Social sciences)
  • United States
  • United States
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Washington rules : America's path to permanent war, Andrew J. Bacevich
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-269) and index
Contents
  • Introduction: Slow learner
  • The advent of semiwar
  • Illusions of flexibility and control
  • The credo restored
  • Reconstituting the trinity
  • Counterfeit COIN
  • Cultivating our own garden
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
286 p.
Isbn
9780805091410
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
20100063 02
Note
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center's Menino copy signed by the author ; gift of the Estate of Thomas Menino.
System control number
(OCoLC)468976480
Label
Washington rules : America's path to permanent war, Andrew J. Bacevich
Publication
Contributor
Donor
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-269) and index
Contents
  • Introduction: Slow learner
  • The advent of semiwar
  • Illusions of flexibility and control
  • The credo restored
  • Reconstituting the trinity
  • Counterfeit COIN
  • Cultivating our own garden
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
286 p.
Isbn
9780805091410
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
20100063 02
Note
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center's Menino copy signed by the author ; gift of the Estate of Thomas Menino.
System control number
(OCoLC)468976480

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