Archive: Wiser in Battle

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 | 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 | September 8, 2008; 08:28 PM ET | Comments (3)

Connecting the Dots

The record of evidence contradicts Sanchez's suggestion that his memos and interrogation policy had nothing to do with the abuses at Abu Ghraib.

By Phillip Carter | May 26, 2008; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

A Few Bad Apples?

Sanchez tries to suggest that the abuses at Abu Ghraib had little to do with official policy.

By Phillip Carter | May 24, 2008; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

Sanchez's Torture Memos

He defends his interrogation guidance as within the bounds of the Geneva Conventions.

By Phillip Carter | May 23, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (16)

Pressure to Get Intelligence

Sanchez's autobiography clarifies his role in catalyzing abuses at Abu Ghraib.

By Phillip Carter | May 23, 2008; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Torture Trail

How does Sanchez explain what happened at Abu Ghraib while he was in command?

By Phillip Carter | May 22, 2008; 02:00 PM ET | Comments (6)

The C Team

Sanchez takes over an anemic headquarters and fights with the bureaucracy for troops.

By Phillip Carter | May 20, 2008; 08:30 AM ET | Comments (11)

Rumsfeld's 8,000-Mile Screwdriver

Sanchez discusses civilian control of the military and warns that the country may be approaching "the status of a fascist dictatorship"

By Phillip Carter | May 18, 2008; 11:42 PM ET | Comments (6)

Prisoners in Kosovo

Sanchez previews his view of law and war during his Kosovo tour.

By Phillip Carter | May 15, 2008; 06:00 AM ET | Comments (4)

An Orthodox Officer

Ricardo Sanchez develops a conventional view of warfare as a mid-ranking Army officer.

By Phillip Carter | May 12, 2008; 04:36 PM ET | Comments (10)

Vietnam Ghosts

Sanchez embraces a flawed view of Vietnam, and that explains part of his flawed view in Iraq.

By Phillip Carter | May 10, 2008; 02:03 PM ET | Comments (24)

Personal Responsibility

Gen. Sanchez disclaims personal responsibility for the war.

By Phillip Carter | May 10, 2008; 12:59 PM ET | Comments (4)

Of Macedonia and Mesopotamia

Retired Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez strikes a defiant note in the introduction to his autobiography.

By Phillip Carter | May 9, 2008; 10:23 AM ET | Comments (8)

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