Monday, February 27, 2012
Andrew Bacevich on the latest evolution of American warmakingThe always-insightful Andrew Bacevich writes on The New American Way of War LRB Blog 02/13/2012, describing the Obama Administration strategy of waging war with passive acceptance from the public rather than actual democratic endorsement:
Drones and special forces are the essential elements of a new American way of war, conducted largely in secret with minimal oversight or accountability and disregarding established concepts of sovereignty and international law. Bush’s critics charge him with being a warmonger. But Obama has surpassed his predecessor in shedding any remaining restraints on waging war.Bacevich is one writer who maintains a high degree of consistency outside of conventional partisanship.
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That we who lived by honest dreams
Defend the bad against the worse."
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