Chapters: Andrew Bacevich, Benjamin Stoddert Ewell, Charles D.
Herron, Kori Schake, William Gilham, Dennis Hart Mahan, Edmund B.
Gregory, Henry M. Black, Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler, Sam Jones, Amos
Jordan, William Nast, William R. Schmidt. Source: Wikipedia. Pages:
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from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Andrew J.
Bacevich, Sr. (born 1947 in Normal, Illinois) is a professor of
international relations at Boston University, former director of
its Center for International Relations (from 1998 to 2005), and
author of several books, including American Empire: The Realities
and Consequences of US Diplomacy (2002), The New American
Militarism: How Americans are Seduced by War (2005) and The Limits
of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (2008). He has been "a
persistent, vocal critic of the US occupation of Iraq, calling the
conflict a catastrophic failure." In March 2007, he described
George W. Bush's endorsement of such "preventive wars" as "immoral,
illicit, and imprudent." His son died fighting in the Iraq war in
May 2007. Bacevich graduated from West Point in 1969 and served in
the United States Army during the Vietnam War, serving in Vietnam
from the summer of 1970 to the summer of 1971. Later he held posts
in Germany, including the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, the United
States, and the Persian Gulf up to his retirement from the service
with the rank of Colonel in the early 1990s. He holds a Ph.D. in
American Diplomatic History from Princeton University, and taught
at West Point and Johns Hopkins University prior to joining the
faculty at Boston University in 1998. On May 13, 2007, Bacevich's
son, also named Andrew J. Bacevich, was killed in action in Iraq by
an improvised explosive device south of Samarra in Salah ad Din
Governate. The younger Bacevich, 27, was a First ...More: http:
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