Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Andrew Bacevich”

The Iran Obsession and Our Reckless Clients

Reneging on the nuclear deal is just the latest in a series of bad decisions that Trump has made that give the Israeli and Saudi governments whatever they want no matter the consequences for U.S. interests.

Posted May 9th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Trump’s military parade: toy soldiers made large-as-life. Andrew Bacevich criticizes Trump’s desire …

Posted February 16th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Trump’s National Defense Strategy has the Pentagon popping champagne. Andrew Bacevich dissects …

Posted January 26th, 2018

Trump’s ‘Saudi First’ Foreign Policy

Backing one set of rivals to the hilt against their enemies guarantees that the U.S. will continue to be mired in endless conflicts that have nothing to do with American security.

Posted January 15th, 2018

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McCain’s tired dogma. Andrew Bacevich responds to John McCain’s Liberty Medal speech. …

Posted October 20th, 2017

McCain and American Ideals

Americans shouldn’t have to choose between “half-baked, spurious nationalism” and the irresponsible interventionism identified with McCain.

Posted October 19th, 2017

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Foreign policy realists hit nerve with establishment elite. Andrew Bacevich responds to …

Posted September 22nd, 2017

Two Tedious Attacks on Realists

Attacks on academic realists are written to shore up the boundaries of what passes for acceptable “mainstream” foreign policy thought in Washington.

Posted September 20th, 2017

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

Posted August 11th, 2017

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

Posted July 28th, 2017

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The global order myth. Andrew Bacevich reminds us why laments for the …

Posted June 16th, 2017

The Hollow ‘Rules-Based Order’

The ‘rules based order’ was conveniently ignored when other sovereign states were illegally attacked

Posted June 15th, 2017

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The “Blob” strikes back. Andrew Bacevich responds to a new report from …

Posted May 26th, 2017

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Memo for McMaster. Andrew Bacevich offers Trump’s National Security Advisor some suggestions …

Posted April 14th, 2017

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The fiction of U.S. isolationism. Andrew Bacevich correctly wants to banish the …

Posted April 7th, 2017

Why the ‘Isolationist’ Slur Survives

The purpose of the label has always been to distort the positions of the people to whom it is applied.

Posted April 4th, 2017

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The odds against antiwar warriors. Andrew Bacevich reviews Michael Kazin’s War Against …

Posted March 31st, 2017