We had a really great conversation with Andrew Bacevich, one of the most astute, if not the preeminent, critics of American foreign policy today. We talked about the ongoing bloodshed in Ukraine, the need to find a way out, the current U.S. saber-rattling toward China, the 20th anniversary of the Iraq War, and some history of the Cold War, including NSC-68.
Listen in: https://youtu.be/BZWEiiaNhUk
As always we discussed the U.S. priorities in spending billions abroad and on the military budget while problems at home mount. Talking with Andy Bacevich is always a great education and essential viewing/listening.
Bio// Andrew J. Bacevich Jr. is a Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History at the Boston University Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies. He is a retired career officer in the Armor Branch of the United States Army, retiring with the rank of colonel.
Bacevich is the co-founder and president of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. And he’s the author of numerous books including the recently released “On Shedding An Obsolete Past: Bidding Farewell to the American Century.”