How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country
Metropolitan Books, $26, 256 pp.
A U.S. Army officer may or may not have said of the Vietnamese village of Ben Tre that “it became necessary to destroy the town to save it,” but Andrew Bacevich clearly believes that a comparable atrocity was inflicted on the U.S. armed forces—and on the whole nation—in the post-Vietnam era. Specifically, in this brave and...
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