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Washington rules : America's path to permanent war
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Éditeur Metropolitan Books
Année 2010
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Washington rules : America's path to permanent war
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Description
1 vol. (286 p.) ; 22 cm
Notes
Bibliogr. p. [251]-269. Index
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Classification Dewey
355.033 573
Contenu
Introduction: Slow learner ; The advent of semiwar ; Illusions of flexibility and control ; The credo restored ; Reconstituting the trinity ; Counterfeit COIN ; Cultivating our own garden
Résumé
For the last half century, as administrations have come and gone, the fundamental assumptions about America's military policy have remained unchanged: American security requires the United States (and us alone) to maintain a permanent armed presence around the globe, and to be ready to intervene anywhere at any time. In the Obama era, just as in the Bush years, these beliefs remain unquestioned. In this vivid analysis, Andrew J. Bacevich presents the origins of this consensus, forged at a moment when American power was at its height. He exposes the preconceptions, biases, and habits that underlie our pervasive faith in military might, especially the notion that overwhelming superiority will oblige others to accommodate America's needs and desires--whether for cheap oil, cheap credit, or cheap consumer goods. And he challenges the usefulness of our militarism as it has become both unaffordable and increasingly dangerous--From publisher description
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978-0-8050-9141-0
0-8050-9141-6
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