Item Details

Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country

Andrew J. Bacevich
Format
Book
Published
New York, New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2013.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Series
American Empire Project
ISBN
9780805082968, 0805082964
Summary
Bacevich takes stock of the separation between Americans and their military, tracing its origins to the Vietnam era and exploring its pernicious implications: a nation with an abiding appetite for war waged at enormous expense by a standing army demonstrably unable to achieve victory. Rather than something for "other people" to do, Bacevich argues that national defense should become the business of "we the people."
Contents
  • Nation at war. People's war ; The great decoupling ; Tallying up
  • Warrior's plight. America's army ; Comes the revolution ; Searching for dragons to slay ; Coping with chaos
  • Skin in the game. Smedley and friends ; Winners and losers ; Trahison des clercs ; Droning on ; American characters.
Description
xii, 238 pages ; 22 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-224) and index.
Technical Details
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