Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iraq war”

Libertarianism and Preventive War Don’t Mix

There is no way to make a coherent libertarian case for preventive war.

Posted December 9th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

COIN is a proven failure. Lt. Col. Daniel Davis describes the failure …

Posted December 5th, 2014

The Uses and Abuses of Historical Analogies

Historical analogies are very often used in crude attempts to shoehorn modern events into convenient ideological stories.

Posted December 1st, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

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

Posted November 21st, 2014

Global “Policing” Is a Recipe for Chaos

Stephens’ notion of global “policing” amounts to a pretext for regime change with no concern for what takes the place of the deposed government.

Posted November 19th, 2014

Why the Myth of “Winning” the Iraq War Is So Harmful

The myth feeds the hawks’ ideological fantasy that the Iraq war was not wrong from the very beginning.

Posted November 17th, 2014

A “Broken Windows” Foreign Policy Is Madness

A “broken windows” foreign policy is one that would make the U.S. more likely to resort to force more often than it already does over even more trivial causes.

Posted November 17th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The truth about the wars. Daniel Bolger reflects on the wars in …

Posted November 14th, 2014

George Will and the Iraq War Dead-Enders

The people that have to explain themselves are the Iraq war hawks that continue to spread falsehoods about that war to defend an indefensible policy.

Posted November 14th, 2014

The U.S. Lost the Iraq War

The U.S. lost the Iraq war by any reasonable definition.

Posted November 14th, 2014

The New Republican Hawks’ Credibility Problem

Their ridiculous statements draw attention to how ill-informed or opportunistic many of the new Republican hawks are.

Posted November 7th, 2014

The Boring Midterms

We already know the election results aren’t going to change the balance of power in Washington very much.

Posted October 27th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The secret casualties of Iraq’s chemical weapons. C.J. Chivers reports on the …

Posted October 17th, 2014

Chemical Weapons and Iraq

The real story is that the government mistreated American soldiers that were exposed to chemical agents, and all the while did its best to keep the public from learning about this outrageous behavior.

Posted October 15th, 2014

National Unity and Foreign Wars

The last time that the public offered broad, uncritical support to U.S. foreign wars, their trust was betrayed and the country was much worse off because of it.

Posted October 6th, 2014

To Make and Keep Peace: A Foreign Policy Without Restraint

The title of Codevilla’s book should be “To Keep Making War”

Posted October 2nd, 2014

Why Webb Won’t Run

It would be good for the country if he ran against Clinton, but there are no incentives for him to do this.

Posted September 9th, 2014