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Bill Moyers and Andrew Bacevich on Sgt. Robert Bales

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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."

And remember, you can watch all 'Moyers & Company' segments and full episodes at http://www.BillMoyers.com.

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