Andrew Bacevich knows about war, having fought in Vietnam and serving as an officer for 23 years before retiring as a Colonel. He was on my America Weekend show today to talk about his new book, “Breach Of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country.” He explained why it’s not enough to say “support the troops” or “thanks for your service” and the difference between our current professional military and the draftees he went to war with. I also asked him how much of the hawkish push towards armed conflict comes from those with ties to military-industrial profiteers.

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