Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Afghanistan”

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

Trump’s Plunder Doctrine and the War in Afghanistan

Prolonging America’s longest war would be a serious mistake for Trump no matter what the reason for it is.

Posted July 26th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Seeking accountability in Yemen. Fatima Bhojani reviews how the Saudis and their …

Posted March 24th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The never-ending war in Afghanistan. Andrew Bacevich comments on America’s longest war …

Posted March 17th, 2017

Our Perpetual War Political Culture

Most of our politicians think that our government must exercise “leadership” in the world in the form of military action, so they can’t imagine bringing foreign wars to an end.

Posted March 17th, 2017

Trump and Our State of Permanent War

Perversely, this is the one area where Trump most needs to be restrained and checked by his opponents in Congress, and it is the one where he has so far encountered the least resistance.

Posted March 3rd, 2017

Trump’s Address to Congress

Trump entered office as a wartime president, but he had very little to say about this and said even less about why the U.S. is involved in wars in multiple countries around the globe.

Posted March 1st, 2017