Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Andrew Bacevich”

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

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Ending endless war. Andrew Bacevich makes some suggestions for how the U.S. …

Posted August 19th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Let’s end America’s hopeless war for the Middle East. Andrew Bacevich calls …

Posted April 8th, 2016

Pro-War Dead-enders and Our Unending Wars

Pro-war dead-enders don’t think the war they supported every really went “awry” except when it was ended “too soon.”

Posted April 7th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

There is no Obama doctrine. Leon Hadar reviews Colin Dueck’s The Obama …

Posted November 20th, 2015

Responding to the Paris Attacks

The U.S. and France should be very wary of escalating the war on ISIS.

Posted November 16th, 2015