Friday, July 30, 2010

(Western) War Is Over

"Although Western liberalism may retain considerable appeal, the Western way of war has run its course," writes Andrew Bacevich, military historian — The End of Military History. "Nearly 20 years ago," he writes, "a querulous Madeleine Albright demanded to know: 'What’s the point of having this superb military you’re always talking about if we can’t use it?' Today, an altogether different question deserves our attention: What’s the point of constantly using our superb military if doing so doesn’t actually work?"

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