JOHN TIRMAN is the Executive Director and a Principal Reserach Scientist at MIT's Center for International Studies. He is author, or coauthor and editor, of twelve books on international affairs, including, most recently, The Deaths of Others: The Fate of Civilians in America's Wars (2011). Earlier work includes The Fallacy of Star Wars (1984), the first important critique of strategic defense, and Spoils of War: The Human Cost of America's Arms Trade (1997).
ANDREW J. BACEVICH is Professor of International Relations and History at Boston University. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and Vietnam veteran, he received his PhD in American Diplomatic History from Princeton University. Bacevich is the author of Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War (2010); The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War (2005); and American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy (2002).