America's War For The Greater Middle East

Andrew Bacevich , former Colonel US Army, former professor Boston University and prolific author, gives a presentation on his latest book, going into the wheres, whys and how's of US military intervention in the Islamic world in the last 35 years.

I think the reasons for their failure can be summed up as, "Didn't realise the rest of the world got a vote, particularly the people being 'regime changed'."
A review of the book which is to my knowledge the first one to attempt to examine US military operations in the Middle Easf and their ineffectiveness, indeed sometimes counter-productivity, as a a whole and not as separate incidents.
End of the review hits the nail squarely on the head. The ME isn't going to settle down any time soon because of the people not mentioned. More effort in that direction needed.

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