Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Libyan war”

Clinton’s Foreign Policy Will Obviously Be More Aggressive, So Why Pretend Otherwise?

In the last twenty years, Clinton has never seen a military intervention that she thought was unnecessary or too risky.

Posted November 8th, 2016

Secretary Biden? Don’t Bet on It

There are other likely choices that would be a better fit with Clinton and would be even more likely to share her foreign policy priorities.

Posted October 31st, 2016

The Third Presidential Debate

Trump missed his last major chance to make the election more competitive.

Posted October 20th, 2016

The First Presidential Debate

Trump mostly failed to use Clinton’s foreign policy record against her.

Posted September 27th, 2016

No, Really, Clinton Will Be Very Hawkish as President

Almost everything in her foreign policy record says that this is how she will govern.

Posted September 26th, 2016

Rules for Military Intervention

If we take the last resort standard seriously, it means that preventive war can never be an option because it is inherently too hasty and unjust. .

Posted September 20th, 2016

The VP Candidates’ Bad Foreign Policy Records

Kaine ought to be questioned about his early and eager backing for the Saudis’ unnecessary and ruinous war.

Posted September 14th, 2016

Cameron’s Libya Legacy

We shouldn’t forget how irresponsible and reckless Cameron’s foreign policy was.

Posted September 14th, 2016

Trump’s Plunder Doctrine

Acquiring plunder is what he thinks U.S. foreign policy is for.

Posted September 12th, 2016

Clinton Has Learned Nothing from the Iraq War

It’s not possible for a war of choice to be fought as a last resort, and Clinton’s record is filled with support for wars of choice.

Posted September 9th, 2016

Johnson’s Blown Opportunity

Johnson had a chance to show that he had better foreign policy judgment and understanding than Clinton and Trump, and he blew it.

Posted September 8th, 2016

The Lingering Costs of Clinton’s Libyan War

Since Clinton was one of the main advocates for intervention in Libya, she is responsible for at least part of the deterioration in relations with Moscow that followed.

Posted September 7th, 2016

The Perils and Limits of ‘No-Fly Zones’

The creation of “no-fly zones” in the past has always been followed by an expansion of the mission.

Posted September 6th, 2016

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