America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History

Longlist, National Book Awards 2016 for Nonfiction

America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History, by Andrew Bacevich book cover
ISBN 9780553393934
Random House/Penguin Random House
Andrew Bacevich author photo, credit Dale Robbins. Moyers_Co
Andrew J. Bacevich

Andrew J. Bacevich is a retired professor of history and international relations at Boston University. A graduate of the United States Military Academy, he served for 23 years as a commissioned officer in the United States Army. More about this author >

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Retired army colonel and New York Times bestselling author Andrew J. Bacevich provides a searing reassessment of U.S. military policy in the Middle East over the past four decades.

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.