Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Chuck Hagel”

The Folly of Fighting Against Both Sides in Syria (II)

The administration appears to have committed the U.S. to go to war against the Syrian government if the regime attacks U.S. proxies.

Posted September 26th, 2014

ISIS and the Administration’s Ridiculous Threat Inflation

The administration is once again demonstrating its flair for rhetorical overkill: Senior …

Posted August 21st, 2014

Military Spending Cuts and How They Are Being Distorted

Noah Millman explains why the possible reductions in the number of military …

Posted February 25th, 2014

The Misleading “Credibility” Obsession

Rajan Menon notes how often the debate over attacking Syria becomes an …

Posted September 5th, 2013

Possibly the Most Pointless Primary Challenge Ever

So it’s official. Liz Cheney has announced her intention to seek the …

Posted July 16th, 2013

Obama Isn’t “Unbound”

Peter Beinart interprets the Rice and Power choices as further proof that …

Posted June 5th, 2013

Fortunately, Warning About Global “Nihilistic Chaos” Isn’t Alarmist

John Podhoretz wants conservatives to take Obama seriously, which he thinks means …

Posted March 28th, 2013

The GOP’s “McCain Phase”

It’s useful in some ways to think of the Iraq war as …

Posted March 14th, 2013

The GOP Needs to Abandon Hard-line Foreign Policy

Timothy Noah makes a fair point and follows it with a much …

Posted March 10th, 2013

Conservative Media’s Propaganda Problem

I second what Dan McCarthy says here: That spirit of fair play …

Posted March 9th, 2013

The Folly of Rejecting Caution and Restraint

After reading Ron Paul’s remarks on the Hagel fight (via Jordan Bloom), …

Posted March 5th, 2013

The Republican Foreign Policy Tent Continues to Shrink, and Republicans Don’t Even Notice It

Ramesh Ponnuru reviews different episodes of Republican and conservative infighting in the …

Posted March 5th, 2013

Why Paul Hasn’t Received the Hagel Treatment (So Far)

In another part of his post on Republican foreign policy reform, Ross …

Posted March 1st, 2013

Movement Conservatism’s Misinformation Problem

James Joyner follows up on Conor Friedersdorf’s criticism of the incredibly poor …

Posted February 28th, 2013

Douthat and Republican Foreign Policy Reform

Ross Douthat continues the discussion on Republican foreign policy reform: Now none …

Posted February 27th, 2013

The Diminishing Returns of Republican “Pro-Israel” Politics

Republican hard-liners have not surprisingly come to the exact wrong conclusion about …

Posted February 27th, 2013

Paul Finally Gets the Hagel Vote Right

This morning, Sen. Paul voted against cloture for the second time. This …

Posted February 26th, 2013