America's War for the greater Middle East A Military History by Andrew J. Bacevich

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD ??A searing reassessment of U.S. military policy in the Middle East over the past four decades from retired army colonel and?New York Times?bestselling author Andrew J. Bacevich This is a 2016 hardcover book in like new condition. For more books like this, check this website or email barneylovesbooks@gmail.com...MORE
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. During the 1980s, Bacevich argues, a great transition occurred. As the Cold War wound down, the United States initiated a new conflict?a War for the Greater Middle East?that continues to the present day. The long twilight struggle with the Soviet Union had involved only occasional and sporadic fighting. But as this new war unfolded, hostilities became persistent. From the Balkans and East Africa to the Persian Gulf and Central Asia, U.S. forces embarked upon a seemingly endless series of campaigns across the Islamic world. Few achieved anything remotely like conclusive success. Instead, actions undertaken with expectations of promoting peace and stability produced just the opposite. As a consequence, phrases like ?permanent war? and ?open-ended war? have become part of everyday discourse.
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