Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Libyan war”

Obama’s War Powers Precedents

Obama and his officials have embraced the idea that the president can wage war on his own authority.

Posted October 16th, 2014

Obama and the War on ISIS

Obama has yielded to the consensus in Washington as he has done so often before.

Posted October 2nd, 2014

Obama’s Foreseeable Escalation

Escalation was almost certain to happen, so why weren’t more people skeptical about the “limited” intervention in Iraq?

Posted September 11th, 2014

The Illegal War Against ISIS

The president doesn’t have the authority that he pretends to have.

Posted September 11th, 2014

War Between Israel and Iran Isn’t Inevitable

Unless Israel wants to guarantee that Iran acquires nuclear weapons, it won’t attack Iran.

Posted September 9th, 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

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The case for restraint. William Ruger reviews Barry Posen’s Restraint for the …

Posted August 29th, 2014

The Famous Libyan Victory

Conflict in Libya continues to intensify three years after the U.S.-led war …

Posted August 25th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

A portrait of an imperialist. Geoffrey Wheatcroft reviews Lawrence James’ Churchill and …

Posted August 22nd, 2014

The Misguided Longing for a “Leader of the Free World”

Douglas Murray makes a wholly unconvincing case that “the free world” needs …

Posted August 12th, 2014

Getting Dragged Back Into Iraq

Obama’s Libyan adventure undercuts his promises to keep the latest bombing raids from escalating.

Posted August 8th, 2014

Illusions of Western Consensus on Military Intervention

Tyson Barker has written a useful review of German foreign policy, but …

Posted October 24th, 2013

Obama Will Go to Congress on Syria After All

Obama announced this afternoon that he will seek authorization from Congress for …

Posted August 31st, 2013

Why Obama Won’t Go to Congress

Jack Goldsmith seems shocked by Obama’s willingness to launch a unilateral and …

Posted August 30th, 2013

Teflon Presidents and the Rally Effect

There is another point Dan McCarthy makes in his post on Benghazi …

Posted April 1st, 2013

The Iraq War and the Obama Era (II)

Kevin Drum misunderstands the argument Ross Douthat and Dan McCarthy have been …

Posted March 25th, 2013

America and American Exceptionalism

Samuel Goldman warns against overestimating the importance of politics for the health …

Posted October 11th, 2012