Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Libyan war”

The Harm That the “Special Relationship” Does to America and Britain

The relationship during the last fifteen years has been a largely one-sided and destructive one for both countries.

Posted January 22nd, 2015

The SOTU and Obama’s Unnecessary Wars

Obama has made it a habit in the last few years to order or threaten military action that isn’t necessary for U.S. or allied security.

Posted January 20th, 2015

Libya Has Already Had Quite Enough “Help”

Western governments should be reluctant to “help” Libya when their last attempt to “help” the country contributed directly to its ruin.

Posted January 20th, 2015

The Interventionists’ Self-Serving Lies About Libya

Thanks to the 2011 intervention, Libya was guaranteed to endure the years of disorder and violence that have followed.

Posted January 13th, 2015

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