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Long War A New History of U. S. National Security Policy since World War II

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ISBN-10: 0231131593

ISBN-13: 9780231131599

Edition: 2009

Authors: Andrew J. Bacevich

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List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 4/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Andrew Bacevich was born in Normal Illinois. He was a graduate of West Point in 1969 and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He later held posts in Germany and the Persian Gulf up until his retirement from service in the early 1990's. He has a PhD in American Diplomatic History from Princeton University and has taught at West Point and Johns Hopkins University before joining the faculty at Boston University in 1998 and becoming Professor of International Relations. He has been a critic of the U.S. occupation of Iraq calling the conflict a catastrophic failure. He wrote several books including American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy and Washington Rules.

Introduction
Liberation or Dominance? The Ideology of U.S. National Security Policy
Variations on the American Way of War
The Politics of Conventional Warfare in an Unconventional Age
Shield and Sword U.S. Strategic Forces and Doctrine Since 1945
Elusive Bargain The Pattern of U.S. Civil-Military Relations Since World War II
The Evolution of the National Security State Ubiquitous and Endless
Intelligence for Empire
The Military-Industrial Complex Lobby and Trope
Paying for Global Power Costs and Benefits of Postwar U.S. Military Spending
The Changing Moral Contract for Military Service
American Insecurity Dissent from the "Long War"
The "Good" War National Security and American Culture
List of Contributors
Index