Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Lost in the Desert

Andrew Bacevich, retired US Army colonel, current professor of history and international relations at Boston University and author most recently of Washinton Rules, discusses US involvement in the Af-Pak theater.

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3 comments:

Alvin said...

I share Col. Bacevich's views and am pleased that he is making them public. I wish when he said our warring in Pakistan would be a disaster that he would have been more explicit about the possible consequences. Specifics are helpful for informing the public and getting their attention.

Dredd said...

Thanks. "Quagmire specialists" is an apt description for those who watch closely.

Yet, the Gallup Polls show that they are seen as the most competent institution in American Society.

Anonymous said...

I've personally known the Colonel for decades. He's not an "arm-chair quarterback", he's a "retired quarterback". The further he gets from actually wearing the uniform of our armed forces, the better his view seems to become.