Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Libya”

Congress Shouldn’t Pass a New AUMF for the War on ISIS

Passing a new resolution would effectively pardon and reward two presidents for waging an illegal war.

Posted March 27th, 2017

The U.S. Doesn’t Benefit from the Revised Ban

Because the ban is security theater, it will achieve nothing in reality while imposing unnecessary burdens on would-be visitors and refugees.

Posted March 6th, 2017

A ‘Vital Measure’ That Is Worse Than Useless

The travel ban is an excessive and arbitrary measure designed to counter a non-existent threat.

Posted March 6th, 2017

The Revised Travel Ban Is Still Absurd and Unnecessary

The ban on nationals from these countries was and is unnecessary and driven by the most mindless threat inflation.

Posted March 2nd, 2017

Reviewing Obama’s Flawed Foreign Policy Record

Obama made a number of egregious, unforced errors that mar his record.

Posted January 26th, 2017

The Cult of U.S. ‘Leadership’

After more than a decade of one costly failure after another, how can anyone still imagine that relying on U.S. “leadership” is the right answer for them or for us?

Posted January 5th, 2017

Obama Hasn’t Presided Over ‘Retrenchment’

The U.S. is involved in more wars in more countries today than it was when Obama became president.

Posted January 5th, 2017

Obama’s Foreign Policy Has Been Anything But ‘Inactive’

It is a measure of how thoroughly our foreign policy debates are warped by a “do something” mentality that such an activist president could ever be accused of inaction abroad.

Posted December 21st, 2016

Spare Us the Folly of Another ‘Freedom Agenda’

Non-interference in the affairs of other nations is incompatible with efforts to try to “shape” the internal politics of other countries

Posted December 20th, 2016

The Persistent Hawkish Misunderstanding of the Green Movement

The people in the best position to judge how U.S. support would be received in Iran thought it would harm the protesters.

Posted August 24th, 2016

Kaine and the Illegal War on ISIS

Kaine has been one of the few members of Congress to challenge presidential authority to bomb ISIS targets

Posted August 8th, 2016

There Is No Hillary Clinton ‘Doctrine’

What Stacey keeps calling the Clinton “doctrine” is just unfocused meddling in every conflict that comes along.

Posted May 23rd, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Clinton’s hawk-in-waiting. Philip Giraldi reviews the record of Victoria Nuland, a likely …

Posted May 20th, 2016

The Five Stages of Interventionism

To say that there was even a stunted debate about the war on ISIS would be generous.

Posted April 18th, 2016

The Problem with NATO

NATO has spent the better part of the last two decades abandoning its original mission as a defensive alliance.

Posted April 5th, 2016

Cruz’s Preposterous Foreign Policy Team

Cruz has proven once again that he has terrible foreign policy judgment.

Posted March 17th, 2016

The Eleventh Republican Debate

Most of the debate was a clownish, embarrassing affair.

Posted March 4th, 2016