Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Andrew Bacevich”

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

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How to assess an Iran deal. Graham Allison offers five lessons from …

Posted July 10th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

America’s diplomatic crisis. Chas Freeman details the failings of U.S. diplomacy. America …

Posted June 19th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

America’s antiwar correspondent. Scott McConnell remembers the career and work of William …

Posted May 8th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Libya and the tides of history. Noah Millman reflects on Shakespeare and …

Posted November 21st, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Captivity among the Syrian rebels. Theo Padnos recounts his experiences of torture …

Posted October 31st, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The Iraqi army that never was. Kelley Vlahos details how the U.S.-trained …

Posted October 10th, 2014

Bacevich on the War Against ISIS

Not only is this particular intervention unwise, but it relies on the flawed assumptions of decades of misguided U.S. policy.

Posted October 6th, 2014

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The war for the “Greater Middle East.” Andrew Bacevich summarizes the reasons …

Posted July 18th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How La Follette became an anti-imperialist. Andrew Bacevich reviews Richard Drake’s The …

Posted April 4th, 2014

Why American Power Is Misused

Andrew Bacevich considers why American military action has gone awry so often …

Posted January 13th, 2014

Why Claims of “Isolationism” and “Retreat” Survive

Andrew Bacevich makes some familiar observations about the absurdity and continued use …

Posted October 24th, 2013