Andrew J. Bacevich

Autopsy of a failed war

16 August 2021 6:02 am

The following essay is in Spectator World’s September edition, a special issue marking 20 years of the War on Terror.…

Afghanistan — the long defeat

27 April 2021 6:55 pm

In announcing his decision to withdraw all remaining US troops from Afghanistan, President Joe Biden declared that ‘it’s time to…


The integrity of the Constitution must be protected

4 November 2020 11:41 pm

As I write this, the outcome of the US presidential election remains undecided. To judge by media reports, it may…

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Biden is not the president America needs

29 July 2020 11:43 pm

In a 2008 essay in the American Conservative, I encouraged my fellow conservatives to vote for Sen. Barack Obama in…


End of empire

29 June 2020 11:32 pm

The end of World War Two inaugurated the era of American dominion, with the United States politically, economically and militarily…

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Trump’s America needs the conservative tradition

25 May 2020 1:37 am

The modern American conservative tradition – roughly dating from the dawn of the 20th century — emerged in reaction to…

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Still, the Global War on Terrorism goes on

18 May 2020 8:24 pm

I can think of only a single positive thing to say about World War One: it ended. Yet in addition…

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Will American exceptionalism survive the pandemic?

23 April 2020 3:28 am

This article is in The Spectator’s May 2020 US edition. Subscribe here to get yours. Walpole, Massachusetts What does a writer do…

How America’s Iran policy is shaped in Riyadh and Jerusalem

27 July 2019 9:00 am

Iran’s seizure of a British-owned oil tanker transiting the Persian Gulf has let loose a fresh round of media war…