Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Robert Gates”

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