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Moyers & Company [electronic resource]: Moving Beyond War-a New Vision for America's Global Role

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Nine years after Baghdad erupted in "shock and awe," America is hearing once again the drumbeat for war in the Middle East. Now, the bull's-eye is on Iran. But what we need more than a simple change of target is a complete change in perspective, says Andrew Bacevich, a West Point graduate and Vietnam veteran-turned-scholar who has become one of the most perceptive observers of America's changing role in the world. In this edition of Moyers & Company, Bacevich explores with Bill Moyers the futility of "endless" wars and provides a reality check on the rhetoric of American exceptionalism. Bacevich also answers the question of whether Iran is a direct threat to America with a definitive "No.
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57 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 06, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Part of the series Moyers & Company.
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Moving Beyond War-A New Vision for America's Global Role
New Vision for America's Global Role
  • Meet Andrew Bacevich (2:25)
  • Are Episodes of Bad Behavior Undermining the Mission? (1:26)
  • Poisoned Relationships Between U.S. and Afghanistan (1:10)
  • Is A Gradual Withdrawal of Troops Possible? (1:24)
  • What Did U.S. Soldiers Die For? (0:49)
  • Is There a "Plan B" for Iraq War? (2:29)
  • Obama's Iraq Strategy - "Plan C" (3:20)
  • The Arab Spring & Potential for Change (2:27)
  • America's Imperialistic Agenda (1:04)
  • The Suez Crisis (3:23)
  • Is Iran a Direct Threat to America? (1:42)
  • Iran: Bigger Threat With Atomic Weapons? (2:25)
  • Weaponized Iran (1:41)
  • Understand Your Adversary's Perspective (2:15)
  • Has Obama Backed Himself Into a Corner? (1:27)
  • What Are Obama's Options? (1:12)
  • Would an Attack on Iran be a Huge Roll of the Dice? (1:36)
  • Is Iran a Direct Threat to Israel? (2:46)
  • War Scare a Distraction (1:35)
  • Does Obama Have Israel's Back? (2:54)
  • On Obama's Strategy to "Thicken America's Global Presence" (2:50)
  • America in the 21st Century (1:15)
  • Flight From Reality (1:31)
  • President Obama on American Exceptionalism (2:16)
  • What Happens if the United States Retreats? (1:48)
  • Bill Moyers on Robert Kagan (3:32)
  • Credits and Sponsors: Moyers & Company: Moving Beyond War-A New Vision for America's Global Role (1:49)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2012
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Broadcast date: March 23, 2012.
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48975 Films Media Group
1streaming video file (57 min.) : d., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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