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Iraq and American military power topic of lecture Jan. 11

Andrew Bacevich, professor of international relations at Boston University, will speak on “Iraq and the Limits of American Military Power” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, in Room 100 of the art building.

Bacevich, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and later held posts in Germany, the United States and the Persian Gulf. He retired from the Army in the 1990s with the rank of Colonel.

He is the author most recently of The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War (2005); other recent books include American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U. S. Diplomacy (2002) and The Imperial Tense: Problems and Prospects of American Empire (2003).

Bacevich, self-described as a social conservative, argues that American foreign policy in the post Cold War era relied too often on military power rather than diplomacy to achieve its foreign policy aims.

His talk is part of the Grayson Kirk lecture series sponsored by the international studies program
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Date Published: 12/07/2006
Volume: 26   Number: 11


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