03/23/2012 03:11 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

VIDEO: Andrew Bacevich on Sgt. Robert Bales

Does Robert Bales, the army staff sergeant who was charged today with 17 counts of murder and six counts of attempted murder, symbolize a larger problem in our military ranks? In this web-exclusive video from Moyers & Company, Vietnam veteran and military scholar Andrew Bacevich talks about Bales' accountability, the stress of repeated tours on soldiers, and how war itself "compromises our humanity." Watch in full:

This weekend on public television, Moyers and Bacevich explore the futility of "endless" wars, and provide a reality check on the rhetoric of American exceptionalism. Watch a preview.