Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Afghanistan”

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

McMaster and Permanent War

There is no evidence that Trump wants to put an end to any of our current wars.

Posted February 22nd, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The new battle for Afghanistan. Kelley Vlahos reports on the war in …

Posted February 17th, 2017

Obama’s Legacy: War Without End

Obama’s legacy is continuing U.S. involvement in wars in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and Yemen.

Posted January 16th, 2017

Where Is the Opposition to Our Illegal and Unnecessary Wars?

Obama’s legacy: normalizing perpetual war while pretending to end wars.

Posted January 9th, 2017

Obama’s Foreign Policy Has Been Anything But ‘Inactive’

It is a measure of how thoroughly our foreign policy debates are warped by a “do something” mentality that such an activist president could ever be accused of inaction abroad.

Posted December 21st, 2016

2016 Wasn’t a Foreign Policy Election, But It Will Have Foreign Policy Consequences

We have completed a long campaign season with the least coverage of the candidates’ foreign policy views that I can recall for decades.

Posted November 7th, 2016

The Third Presidential Debate’s Neglect of Foreign Policy

The U.S. is perpetually at war, and some of those wars aren’t even up for debate during the process of choosing the next president.

Posted October 20th, 2016

Foreign Policy and the Third Presidential Debate

The candidates have had to answer remarkably few questions about how and why they would continue America’s entanglements in foreign conflicts.

Posted October 19th, 2016

The Problem with NATO

NATO has spent the better part of the last two decades abandoning its original mission as a defensive alliance.

Posted April 5th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

When money can’t buy an army. Kelley Vlahos reports on the costly …

Posted January 22nd, 2016

Obama’s Foreign Policy Legacy

The war on Yemen that the U.S. has supported over the last nine months has to be the largest black mark on Obama’s record.

Posted December 28th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The man on the operating table. Andrew Quilty reports on the U.S. …

Posted December 11th, 2015