Please read Professor Bachevich's most recent writings including his Atlantic article. He is a worthy successor to Chalmers Johnson and his American Empire contributions.
When history is written it will be apparent that Presidents Ronald Reagan, William Jefferson Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama failed to understand military/civil issues and the militarization of US foreign policy.
Sadly, none have understood EM/HS policies and issues also. The Bachevich writings provide a context for this conclusion. The militarization of domestic policy is revealed by the militarization of local policing.
These trends are not hopeful to me and more to follow!