Andrew J. Bacevich

The pretend war: why bombing Isil won't solve the problem

28 November 2015 9:00 am

Not so long ago, David Cameron declared that he was not some ‘naive neocon who thinks you can drop democracy…

Iraq may not have the will to survive – and that’s not even the biggest problem

30 May 2015 9:00 am

War is a contest of wills. Although determination alone does not guarantee final victory, its absence makes defeat all but…

Barack Obama: anatomy of a failure

3 January 2015 9:00 am

President George W. Bush’s place in history is already guaranteed, fixed by a series of monumental blunders that no amount…

The US military should be winning wars, not fighting Ebola

11 October 2014 9:00 am

As a general rule, soldiers should be employed in the business of soldiering — preparing to fight or actually fighting…

The West isn't the solution in Iraq. It's the problem

16 August 2014 9:00 am

To hawkish right-wingers, but also to many militant liberals, the antidote to the problem of Isis is clear: the application…

If we have to let generals run Egypt, must we pay for them, too?

31 May 2014 9:00 am

The polls have closed, and the result was never in doubt. With a whopping majority, Egyptians have chosen Field Marshal…

The Iran deal just shows how badly Obama has failed

30 November 2013 9:00 am

‘Yes, we can heal this nation. Yes, we can repair this world. Yes, we can!’ With these exuberant assurances, the…