Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Iraq war”

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

Why 2014 Isn’t (and Shouldn’t Be) a Foreign Policy Election

The preoccupation with foreign conflicts is almost entirely an elite concern.

Posted August 27th, 2014

Hawkishness Can Be a Serious Liability

Zachary Keck argues that Clinton’s hawkish foreign policy views don’t matter for …

Posted August 18th, 2014

The U.S. Wasn’t “Drawn” Into Iraq

David Brooks couldn’t be more wrong: We are now living in what …

Posted August 12th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Why WWI lasted as long as it did. Stephen Walt considers the …

Posted August 1st, 2014

Cruz’s Outdated and Cynical Foreign Policy

John Allen Gay comments on Ted Cruz’s recent remarks on foreign policy. …

Posted August 1st, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Driving Russia and China together. Dimitri Simes criticizes administration errors that are …

Posted June 27th, 2014

We Don’t Need To Hear From Iraq War Hawks (II)

James Joyner tries to make the case for not dismissing Iraq war …

Posted June 26th, 2014

Public Opinion and U.S. “Leadership”

Speaking of public opinion and foreign policy, there is a result in …

Posted June 24th, 2014

Admitting Error on Iraq Is the Beginning of Foreign Policy Reform

Michael Brendan Dougherty appeals to Republicans to admit their errors on Iraq: …

Posted June 20th, 2014

We Don’t Need To Hear From Any Iraq War Hawks

Jonathan Chait is partly right here, but his observations are not as …

Posted June 18th, 2014

Why It’s a Waste of Time To Listen to Iraq War Hawks

Having learned absolutely nothing from their failure, they have nothing to teach.

Posted June 18th, 2014

Military Action and the Illusion of Control

Micah Zenko faults the tendency in our foreign policy debates to ascribe …

Posted June 16th, 2014