Is the war in Iraq the beginning of a war without end? Bruno Tertrais, one of Europe's most eloquent and incisive thinkers, takes us on a deeper and subtler investigation of American global strategy and its long-term consequences. War Without End offers a comprehensive examination of the ideas and policies that may have led inextricably into a century of combat. As one of Europe's leading military analysts and an international authority on nuclear non-proliferation, Tertrais is uniquely able to look at American political and military thinking since World War 11 and to trace the ideology that has created the present impasse, including the most through going account available of the neoconservative players and ideas that guided the Bush administration into Iraq. Far from being a "war for oil," War Without End demonstrates that the Iraq invasion is part of a global strategy whose negative consequences are already apparent. Have forces been unleashed that will trap future generations? These are the questions raised by this brilliant and disturbing book.