Archive: Books

False Idols

By Colin Kahl As a result of Bob Woodward's new book, "The War Within", a narrative is emerging that paints President Bush as a valiant hero who stood up to his Generals and insisted on the surge. In doing so, Bush fans argue, the president's "extraordinary decision" snatched victory from...

By washingtonpost.com | September 11, 2008; 05:07 AM ET | Comments (15)

The New Old American Militarism

By Robert Bateman I find that I am in much the same boat as my fellow blogger Shawn when it comes to preferred defense intellectuals. Like him, one of my favorites is Andrew Bacevich. In my case what really awoke me to Bacevich was his earlier work, in particular one...

By washingtonpost.com | September 10, 2008; 12:21 PM ET | Comments (11)

Promoting a New Realism

By Shawn Brimley Hello everyone, and thanks for having me. I spent the better part of yesterday reading Andrew Bacevich's new book "The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism". A former Army Colonel and popular professor at Boston University, Bacevich believes that both Democrats and Republicans have been...

By washingtonpost.com | September 8, 2008; 08:28 PM ET | Comments (3)

Insha'Allah

Capt. Eric Navarro (right) In 2005, President Bush articulated a national strategy for Iraq that hinged on successfully advising Iraqi security forces. "As Iraqis stand up, we will stand down," he said. The critical piece of this strategy was the adviser capability itself. Although the military's special operations community...

By Phillip Carter | June 7, 2008; 09:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

Who Needs the NSC?

A former Reagan official and decorated Marine Corps veteran reviews Doug Feith's book and finds it wanting.

By Phillip Carter | June 2, 2008; 02:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

Sufferin' Sanchez

LTG Sanchez has a new book.

By Phillip Carter | May 5, 2008; 10:58 AM ET | Comments (3)

Fiction or Nonfiction?

Rumsfeld to write memoir.

By Phillip Carter | April 15, 2008; 12:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Daydream Believers

A review of Fred Kaplan's new book.

By Phillip Carter | April 11, 2008; 03:33 PM ET | Comments (13)

 
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