ANDREW J. BACEVICH is a professor of international relations and history at Boston University. He graduated from the US Military Academy in 1969, later serving in Vietnam, Germany, El Salvador, and the Persian Gulf. He received his Ph.D. in American diplomatic history from Princeton University. Before joining the faculty of Boston University in 1998, he taught at West Point and Johns Hopkins University. Bacevich is the editor of The Long War: A New History of U.S. National Security Policy since World War II. His previous books include American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy, The Imperial Tense: Problems and Prospects of American Empire, and The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War. His essays and reviews have appeared in a wide variety of scholarly and general interest publications including, Wilson Quarterly, National Interest, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the Nation, American Conservative, and the New Republic. His op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today, among other newspapers.