Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Afghanistan”

Bolton and Trump’s Anti-Restraint Foreign Policy

Trump was already the anti-restraint president before he chose Bolton, and now Bolton will put the president’s worst impulses to work.

Posted March 26th, 2018

Trump’s Parade and Our Endless Wars

It is telling that he has not encountered nearly as much criticism for his illegal warmaking or his escalations of endless wars.

Posted February 7th, 2018

Predicting the Future of U.S. Wars

Zenko’s predictions are likely to be borne out by events because these things have happened many times before and are still happening now.

Posted February 1st, 2018

Foreign Policy and Trump’s First SOTU

The foreign policy section of the speech painted a picture of a thoroughly hard-line and militarized approach to the world that is going to cost the U.S. dearly.

Posted January 30th, 2018

Trump and Military Intervention

Trump is a weak president, and escalation of ongoing wars is the path of least resistance in Washington, so that is what he has done.

Posted December 26th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The awful legacy of the burn pits. Kelley Vlahos reports on Delay, …

Posted October 13th, 2017

Senate Rejects Paul’s AUMF Amendment

The result of the Senate vote was disappointing, but Sen. Paul deserves credit for making the vote happen in the first place.

Posted September 13th, 2017

Rand Paul’s Lonely AUMF Battle

Sen. Paul is doing the country an important service by shining a light on Congress’ craven enabling of endless war.

Posted September 12th, 2017

The War in Afghanistan and Domestic Politics

Would ending the war lead to “political disaster” for the president?

Posted August 30th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

War in Yemen a bonanza for U.S. and U.K. arms merchants. Michael …

Posted August 25th, 2017

Trump the Hawk

Trump’s hawkish positions weren’t a secret before the election, and he made no effort to conceal them.

Posted August 23rd, 2017

Trump Was ‘Presidential’ Last Night, But That’s Not a Good Thing

Trump has proven to be every bit as “presidential” as LBJ and George W. Bush at their worst.

Posted August 22nd, 2017

The Many Flaws of Trump’s Afghanistan ‘Strategy’

We are supposed to believe that there is dramatic change when there is almost total continuity with the failed policy Trump inherited.

Posted August 22nd, 2017

Trump’s Awful Afghanistan Speech

The preoccupation with “winning” an unwinnable war just dooms the U.S. to fight there for decades to come.

Posted August 22nd, 2017

Trump Escalates in Afghanistan

Escalating in Afghanistan is undoubtedly the wrong decision.

Posted August 22nd, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

No time for Kurdish independence. Adile Shamoo details the obstacles to an …

Posted August 11th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Britain didn’t fight WWII, the British Empire did. William Dalrymple reviews Yasmin …

Posted July 28th, 2017