Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Libyan war”

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

Why Did Trump Initially Support the Libyan War?

Trump berated Obama for not taking military action, because that seemed the clear anti-Obama position to take at the time.

Posted May 20th, 2016

What Do Our Presidential Candidates Know About Foreign Policy?

A few more foreign policy questions for the candidates.

Posted April 11th, 2016

Obama and the Dumb, Rash Wars He Supports

If allies or clients want the U.S. to be involved in a dumb, rash war, Obama seems to have no problem with it.

Posted April 11th, 2016

The Libyan War and Obama’s ‘Worst Mistake’

Obama knew at the time that there was absolutely no political support in the U.S. or anywhere else for a prolonged mission in Libya.

Posted April 11th, 2016

The Failure of the Libyan War and the ‘Responsibility to Protect’

If the “responsibility to protect” doctrine had been respected and taken seriously in 2011, the Libyan intervention would not have happened.

Posted April 7th, 2016

Pro-War Dead-enders and Our Unending Wars

Pro-war dead-enders don’t think the war they supported every really went “awry” except when it was ended “too soon.”

Posted April 7th, 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

Of Course the Libyan War Was a Failure

The Libyan war failed in everything except regime change, which its supporters originally pretended was not the goal of the intervention.

Posted April 5th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The big lie about the Libyan war. Micah Zenko remembers how the …

Posted March 25th, 2016

The Libyan War for Regime Change

It was hard to miss from the beginning that the U.S.-led intervention in Libya was aimed at regime change.

Posted March 24th, 2016

Why I Won’t Miss Obama

Obama has tossed aside the last few restrictions that theoretically limited presidential war-making.

Posted March 14th, 2016

The Eleventh Republican Debate

Most of the debate was a clownish, embarrassing affair.

Posted March 4th, 2016

Clinton’s Libyan War and the Delusions of Interventionists

Our officials shouldn’t “want to believe” the self-serving propaganda of spokesmen for a foreign insurgency.

Posted February 29th, 2016

Rubio Keeps Trying to Have It Both Ways on Libya

The record shows that Rubio was reflexively in favor of overthrowing a foreign government, and he favored doing this because he feared that the rebels were in danger of being defeated.

Posted February 26th, 2016

Cameron and Self-Flattering Military Interventionism

Interventionists often favor aggressive measures in response to a foreign conflict in large part so that they can make themselves look good or feel better.

Posted February 22nd, 2016

Rubio’s Bad Foreign Policy Judgment

Like Clinton, he invokes his foreign policy record as if it were something to be proud of, but in the eyes of many Republicans it is exactly the opposite.

Posted February 11th, 2016