The bestselling author of The Limits of Power critically examines the Washington consensus on national security and why it must change For the last half century, as administrations have come and gone, the fundamental assumptions about America's military policy have remained unchanged: American security requires the United States (and us alone) to maintain a permanent armed presence around the globe, to prepare our forces for military operations in far-flung regions, and to be ready to intervene anywhere at any time. In the Obama era, just as in the Bush years, these beliefs remain unquestioned gospel. In Washington Rules, a vivid, incisive analysis, Andrew J. Bacevich succinctly presents the origins of this consensus, forged at a moment when American power was at its height. He exposes the preconceptions, biases, and habits that underlie our pervasive faith in military might, especially the notion that overwhelming superiority will oblige others to accommodate America's needs and desires—whether for cheap oil, cheap credit, or cheap consumer goods. And he challenges the usefulness of our militarism as it has become both unaffordable and increasingly dangerous. Though our politicians deny it, American global might is faltering. This is the moment, Bacevich argues, to reconsider the principles which shape American policy in the world—to acknowledge that fixing Afghanistan should not take precedence over fixing Detroit. Replacing this Washington consensus is crucial to America's future, and may yet offer the key to the country's salvation.
Release on 2019-11-20 | by George Washington,Moncure Daniel Conway
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Author: George Washington,Moncure Daniel Conway
Pubpsher: Good Press
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Release on 2018-10-14 | by Joseph M 1825-1896 Toner
Author: Joseph M 1825-1896 Toner
Pubpsher: Franklin Classics
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Release on 2019-11-01 | by Administrative Law Section of Washington State Bar Association
Author: Administrative Law Section of Washington State Bar Association
Washington Administrative Law Practice Manual is the authoritative guide for Washington attorneys practicing before administrative agencies. This comprehensive manual provides in-depth coverage of all aspects of administrative law, including the Appearance of Fairness Doctrine, Public Disclosure Act, Public Records, Open Public Meetings, Ethical Issues for the Administrative Lawyer, and Administrative Investigations. Also included is a state administrative directory that lists names, addresses, and telephone numbers of key persons in several state agencies. This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.
Washington Guardianship Law keeps you abreast of the constant changes taking place in this emerging area of law. The text brings together the primary resources concerning guardianship procedures and consolidates them into one volume. All major topics such as formation, administration, termination, and litigation regarding both minors and incapacitated adults are discussed in a step-by-step analysis that covers the issues in the order in which they occur in practice. The manual also provides numerous sample forms, many of which are new, and a practitioner's checklist taking you through the necessary steps and procedures. This eBook features links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.