Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Libyan war”

Webb Is Running for President

His entry into the race should be very good and healthy for the Democratic Party and the country.

Posted November 20th, 2014

Global “Policing” Is a Recipe for Chaos

Stephens’ notion of global “policing” amounts to a pretext for regime change with no concern for what takes the place of the deposed government.

Posted November 19th, 2014

Lessons from the Libyan War

One lesson that the Libyan war should teach us is that the U.S. and its allies are far too quick to want to take sides in foreign disputes and conflicts.

Posted November 19th, 2014

Revisiting the Libyan War

The arguments for intervention in Libya were extraordinarily weak and many of them were based on little more than wishful thinking.

Posted November 18th, 2014

A “Broken Windows” Foreign Policy Is Madness

A “broken windows” foreign policy is one that would make the U.S. more likely to resort to force more often than it already does over even more trivial causes.

Posted November 17th, 2014

The War Against ISIS and the “Constitutionally Fastidious” Obama

The AUMF debate is supposed to distract us from the president’s claim that he already has the authority to wage the war.

Posted November 13th, 2014

The Weird AUMF Debate

Obama is prepared to let Congress have its ritual with the understanding that he will ignore its decision unless it approves his war.

Posted November 12th, 2014

The Libyan War Could Come Back to Haunt Clinton

Clinton was an architect of a major policy blunder that continues to wreck the country that “benefited” from the intervention.

Posted November 11th, 2014

Another Libyan Intervention Would Be Folly

There is no reason to expect that a new intervention would be any less harmful than the last one.

Posted November 11th, 2014

The Next Wave of Foreign Policy Hawks

On almost every issue, Gardner has been a conventional hawk.

Posted November 3rd, 2014

The Real Reason the U.S. Can’t Stop Free-Riding

Washington needs to stop indulging U.S. allies and clients.

Posted November 3rd, 2014

Obama’s “Empty Talk”

This is the president that escalated one war, committed the U.S. to another unnecessary conflict in Libya, and launched yet another military campaign on his own authority.

Posted October 27th, 2014

The Pluses and Minuses of Rand Paul’s Foreign Policy

Paul’s speech was an improvement over previous efforts, but he left too many questions unanswered.

Posted October 23rd, 2014

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