Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Libyan war”

Yes, Clinton Is a Hawk, and It’s Silly to Deny It

Clinton is a liberal hawk and has favored every military intervention the U.S. has undertaken for the last twenty years (and some that it hasn’t yet done).

Posted August 17th, 2016

Of Course Clinton Will Be Very Hawkish as President

We should assume that she will get the U.S. involved in crises and conflicts that have not yet begun.

Posted August 9th, 2016

The False Narrative of U.S. ‘Withdrawal from the World’

U.S. involvement around the world has stayed the same or increased in every case.

Posted August 4th, 2016

What Republican Foreign Policy Reform Requires

Admitting that the Iraq war was a grievous, horrible error is necessary but not sufficient to reform Republican foreign policy.

Posted July 19th, 2016

The 2016 Candidates and Our Warped Foreign Policy Debate

If there is a domestic attack or a foreign conflict, the impulse is to respond to it by inflicting death and destruction on some other part of the world.

Posted July 7th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Gove in, Johnson out. The Telegraph reports on the state of the …

Posted July 1st, 2016

Sanders, Trump, and Foreign Policy Judgment

Trump doesn’t have Sanders’ record, and he doesn’t know what he’s talking about.

Posted June 9th, 2016

Clinton Can’t Hide Her Hawkishness

Clinton’s foreign policy speech in San Diego was not remotely dovish.

Posted June 8th, 2016

Trump’s Lack of Credibility on Libya

The position Trump is now taking on Libya is not that different from the one that liberal hawks took when the Iraq war started to go badly.

Posted June 6th, 2016

Clinton’s San Diego Speech on Trump and Foreign Policy

Clinton presented herself as much more of a supporter of diplomatic engagement than she really is while obscuring her reliable support for military action.

Posted June 2nd, 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

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