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Published on Mar 22, 2012
Historian Andrew Bacevich appears on Bill Moyers' new show, Moyers & Company, this weekend on most PBS local stations. Bacevich and Moyers explore the futility of "endless" wars, and provide a reality check on the rhetoric of American exceptionalism. Check local listings: http://billmoyers.com/schedule
In this web exclusive video clip, Bacevich -- a West Point graduate and Vietnam veteran-turned-scholar -- talks about Robert Bales, the army staff sergeant who allegedly killed 17 Afghan civilians on March 11. Does Bales symbolize a larger problem in our military ranks? Bacevich comments on Bales' accountability, the stress of repeated tours on soldiers, and how war itself "compromises our humanity."