Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “H.R. McMaster”

The Trump-Corker Feud Resumes

Corker notably isn’t challenging the administration on the substance of its policies, and that is what needs far greater scrutiny and criticism from members of Congress.

Posted October 24th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

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

Posted October 20th, 2017

McMaster’s Irresponsible and Alarming North Korea Remarks

Insisting on denuclearization as the only acceptable outcome with North Korea puts the U.S. and North Korea on an unnecessary collision course that could very easily lead to war.

Posted October 19th, 2017

McMaster’s Spin Discredits Him

McMaster might as well just declare that evidence is irrelevant to the making of administration policy.

Posted October 16th, 2017

Why Trump’s North Korea Threat Matters

The Trump administration is simultaneously exaggerating the threat posed by North Korea while minimizing the very high costs that a war with them would involve.

Posted September 21st, 2017

The Trump Administration’s Iran Obsession

A plan that ties the U.S. more closely to our reckless client states is a deeply flawed and irresponsible one.

Posted September 12th, 2017

The Illegal, Dangerous Option of Preventive War in Korea

If the U.S. attacked North Korea, it would be doing so illegally and without justification.

Posted August 21st, 2017

North Korea and McMaster’s Deterrence Dishonesty

Trump’s National Security Advisor either doesn’t understand how deterrence works or is flatly lying to the public about the nature of the threat.

Posted August 14th, 2017

Trump’s Reckless Venezuela Bluster

An armed U.S. intervention in Venezuela would be the worst possible response to the country’s serious crisis.

Posted August 14th, 2017

McMaster Cleans House

The less influence Flynn appointees have on our foreign policy, the better it is for the country.

Posted August 3rd, 2017

Foreign Policy Dysfunction in the Trump White House

Trump cuts his top officials out of the loop, makes a decision without their knowledge, and then relies on them to provide him with political cover later on.

Posted June 5th, 2017

Trump’s Foreign Policy Has Nothing to Do With ‘America First’

Trump has shamelessly embraced our worst clients, irritated our closest allies, and done nothing that actually advances U.S. interests at all.

Posted May 30th, 2017

A Strained Trump-McMaster Relationship

If McMaster is being cut out of high-level meetings with foreign leaders this early on in Trump’s presidency, it will be impossible for him to do his job effectively

Posted May 25th, 2017

The Saudi Visit and Trump’s Unprincipled Foreign Policy

The Trump administration celebrates war criminals for their leadership and vision.

Posted May 22nd, 2017

The War on Yemen and Trump’s Foreign Trip

While Trump will be schmoozing with despots in Riyadh, millions of Yemenis will continue to be starved as a result of deliberate policy choices supported by Washington.

Posted May 16th, 2017

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

Posted February 24th, 2017