Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Andrew Bacevich”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

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

Posted April 14th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

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

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

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

Posted March 31st, 2017

Why War Opponents Usually Lose

New wars have become so common that they are greeted with a shrug or bored acceptance.

Posted March 30th, 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

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Hitting Iran where it won’t hurt. Kate Kizer explains that escalating involvement …

Posted March 10th, 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

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The duty of General McMaster. Andrew Bacevich comments on McMaster’s appointment. Does …

Posted February 24th, 2017

The Fear of Being ‘Just Another Nation’

Those that obsess most over “national greatness” and “American exceptionalism” talk about being “just another nation” as if it were a terrible fate to be avoided at all costs.

Posted February 23rd, 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

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Iran hawks take the White House. Philip Giraldi warns us about Michael …

Posted February 10th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Ceaseless war puts Yemen on the brink of famine. The AP reports …

Posted January 6th, 2017

The Danger of Passionate Attachments and Inveterate Antipathies

Washington was very wise in warning against both kinds of intense sentiments.

Posted January 2nd, 2017

The Trouble with Mattis

Mattis’ preoccupation with Iran means that alarmist claims about Iran from other members of the administration aren’t going to be countered by a more realistic view.

Posted December 1st, 2016