Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Libyan war”

Britain and the Dishonest Charge of “Retreat” Revisited

Britain isn’t “retreating” from the world.

Posted March 24th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The dangers of not reaching a deal with Iran. Gary Sick describes …

Posted March 13th, 2015

Why Hawks Aren’t Held Accountable for the Wars They Support

Hawks are typically never judged by the results of the policies they support.

Posted March 12th, 2015

The Perils of Hawkish Campaigning

The public doesn’t support aggressive measures across the board.

Posted March 6th, 2015

What Rubio Doesn’t Know

Rubio’s foreign policy errors aren’t limited to one bungled attack line.

Posted March 4th, 2015

Britain’s Many Wars of Choice

All of Britain’s wars over the last two decades have been wars of choice that it could have avoided.

Posted February 26th, 2015

McCain’s Extremely Selective Sense of Shame

McCain feels shame only when the U.S. refuses to take futile action that would cause more death and destruction somewhere in the world.

Posted February 23rd, 2015

Jeb Bush and the Iraq War

Interventionists can never admit that a foreign war was wrong in principle.

Posted February 23rd, 2015

Rubio’s Self-Serving Libya Rhetoric

Hawkish supporters of the intervention in Libya own the consequences of the war as it was actually fought.

Posted February 20th, 2015

Military Intervention and Public Opinion

There is some good news in the latest findings for advocates of restraint.

Posted February 18th, 2015

Remembering the Disgraceful Libyan War

The supporters of this disgraceful and unnecessary war have faced no backlash or much serious criticism.

Posted February 18th, 2015

Ed Miliband and the Libyan War

Miliband’s support for the Libyan war is a warning of the kind of foreign policy he favors.

Posted February 16th, 2015

Clinton and Foreign Policy Experience

Obama’s would-be Republican successors are preparing to attack his former Secretary of State with an argument that Obama used against her.

Posted February 11th, 2015

No One Will Have to Answer for the Libyan War

The strong bias in favor of action in response to foreign crises doesn’t allow most members of either party to fault U.S. policy for being too meddlesome.

Posted January 26th, 2015

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