Andrew J. Bacevich

marlene lopez

Andrew J. Bacevich is a retired professor of history and international relations at Boston University. A graduate of the United States Military Academy, he served for 23 years as a commissioned officer in the United States Army. Before joining the faculty of Boston University in 1998, he taught at West Point and at Johns Hopkins University. His three most recent books—Breach of Trust, Washington Rules, and The Limits of Power—were on the New York Times Bestseller List. A winner of the Lannan Notable Book Awards, he lectures frequently at universities around the country. America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History (Random House) was nominated for a National Book Award in nonfiction. From the end of World War II until 1980, virtually no American soldiers were killed in action while serving in the Greater Middle East. Since 1990, virtually no American soldiers have been killed in action anywhere else. What caused this shift? Andrew J. Bacevich, one of the country’s most respected voices on foreign affairs, offers an incisive critical history of this ongoing military enterprise—now more than thirty years old and with no end in sight.