Understanding War: Foreign Policy Speaker Andrew Bacevich Is "Not To Be Missed"
The talk, like many of his others, was a hit. In a pre-speech writeup from the Columbia Daily Tribune about Bacevich and his work, the author said that his speech was one "not to be missed," and that his books, especially Washington Rules: America's Permanent Path To War, were "compelling." Currently a Professor of International Relations and History at Boston University, Bacevich devotes a great deal of his time to writing, researching and speaking about the "Washington Rules" that are so deeply entrenched in American military strategy. These military policies are so permanent that no leader to date has been able to change them. He believes that economics, the military and politics are deeply connected and his work outlines where each of these is failing, and how we can fix these problems before they cripple America's future.