Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Robert Gates”

How Trump Chose Tillerson

Tillerson seems to be preferable to the other candidates, but it is worth remembering that he was chosen almost by chance.

Posted December 14th, 2016

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

Crisis Fatigue and the Elite-Public Gap

Robert Gates worries that the public doesn’t understand what is at stake …

Posted March 26th, 2014

Weekly Roundup

Starting this week, every Friday I’ll be putting together a compilation of …

Posted January 24th, 2014

The GOP Should Rid Itself of Santorum’s “Strong” Foreign Policy

George Will feels compelled to talk to Rick Santorum: With disarmingly cheerful …

Posted October 26th, 2013

Gates, “Credibility,” and the Fear of “Weakness”

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates recently objected to Obama’s decision to go …

Posted September 18th, 2013

Why Santorum Isn’t and Won’t Be the Front-runner

Byron York notes that Rick Santorum isn’t being taken seriously as the …

Posted August 7th, 2013

Obama Isn’t “Unbound”

Peter Beinart interprets the Rice and Power choices as further proof that …

Posted June 5th, 2013

Hagel and the Democratic Advantage on National Security

Reihan Salam’s analysis of the Hagel pick gets things half-right: The president …

Posted January 7th, 2013

Chuck Hagel & GOP Foreign Policy

What will it take for Republicans to reclaim moderate internationalism?

Posted December 17th, 2012