Get Rethink Afghanistan Updates
Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Twitter Get E-Mail Updates
You can help
Bacevich: Selection of Ex-Con to Lead Marjah, Afghanistan, “Like a Joke”
Posted by Derrick Crowe on March 18th, 2010

Andrew J. Bacevich, professor of international relations at Boston University, pushes back against the idea that U.S. and allied forces can deliver “government in a box” in Marjah, Afghanistan. Bacevich says the choice of an ex-con, who’d been living in Germany, as the new civilian head of the Marjah region was “like a joke” symbolizing the bankruptcy of the U.S. and allied strategy. He warns that the U.S.’s failure to understand Afghans will have a decisive impact in the region.

Bacevich is the author of several books, including “The Limits of Power” and “The New American Militarism.” He attended West Point and retired from the Army with the rank of Colonel. He holds a Ph.D in American Diplomatic History from Princeton and previously taught at West Point and Johns Hopkins University.

Had enough? Become a fan of Rethink Afghanistan on Facebook and help us end the Afghanistan war.

Share this:

to “Bacevich: Selection of Ex-Con to Lead Marjah, Afghanistan, “Like a Joke””

  1. Ex Back says:

    i think it is a good site and more are visit in this site!

Peacemakers take action to lead the charge to end the war. Join forces with the over 100,000 people who make a difference.
FACT SHEETS

FROM DERRICK CROWE'S BLOG
RECENT POSTS

SEARCH THE BLOG
Subscribe via RSS
Become a Peacemaker



Bronze Telly Award
QUESTIONS
For general questions, email us here.
For technical issues regarding this site, contact us here.

PRESS

For Press inquiries, please contact Kim at: bravenewfoundation.press@gmail.com



CREDITS
Director: Robert Greenwald - Executive Director: Jim Miller - Producer: Jason Zaro - Associate Producer: Dallas Dunn, Jonathan Kim, and Kim Huynh - Researcher: Greg Wishnev - Editor: Phillip Cruess - Political Director: Leighton Woodhouse - VP Marketing & Distribution: Laura Beatty - Production Assistant: Monique Hairston

LEGAL
Anyone is allowed to post content on this site, but Brave New Foundation 501(c)(3) is not responsible for that content. We will, however, remove anything unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, racist, or that contains other material that would violate the law. By posting you agree to this.





Brave New Foundation | 10510 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232