Daniel Larison

Posts in category “politics”

Bringing Montenegro into NATO Is a Mistake

It is foolish to extend a new security guarantee to a country that can’t possibly make us or the alliance more secure.

Posted March 28th, 2017

Trump Compounds Obama’s Terrible Error in Yemen

Giving the coalition even more support further encourages and rewards the worst behavior of the Saudis and their allies.

Posted March 28th, 2017

The Indefensible War on Yemen

The war on Yemen and our government’s support for it have been indefensible from the start.

Posted March 27th, 2017

Mattis’ Dangerous Request to Increase Support for the War on Yemen

Increasing U.S. support would just deepen our complicity in wrecking and starving Yemen.

Posted March 27th, 2017

Congress Shouldn’t Pass a New AUMF for the War on ISIS

Passing a new resolution would effectively pardon and reward two presidents for waging an illegal war.

Posted March 27th, 2017

Trump’s Misunderstanding of NATO and Our ‘Cheap-Riding’ Allies

Allies won’t be goaded into higher military spending by being told that they owe some huge amount that the administration pulls out of the air.

Posted March 27th, 2017

Is the GOP Capable of Governing?

If the GOP doesn’t learn how to be a governing party very soon, voters will relieve them of that burden.

Posted March 27th, 2017

The Appalling Idea of Increasing U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

It would be deranged to commit the U.S. to an even larger role in enabling this disaster.

Posted March 26th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Seeking accountability in Yemen. Fatima Bhojani reviews how the Saudis and their …

Posted March 24th, 2017

The Enduring Shame of Two Years of U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

Uncritically backing our reckless clients leads to disaster for the clients and enduring shame for us.

Posted March 24th, 2017

Ukraine and the Cult of ‘Resolve’

Rasmussen treats a difficult political and military problem as if it were simply a matter of having enough “resolve.”

Posted March 23rd, 2017

Starving Yemen to Death

Seven million people are on the verge of starving to death and another ten million people are not far behind

Posted March 23rd, 2017

Trump’s Confused Approach to Burden-Sharing

The contrast between Trump’s actual policies and his rhetoric about what allies “owe” is stark.

Posted March 22nd, 2017

Continued NATO Expansion Doesn’t Serve U.S. Interests

Tillerson is wrong when he says that it is in our interest to bring Montenegro into NATO.

Posted March 22nd, 2017

The Dangers of National ‘Purpose’

Our country doesn’t have to be here “for” something.

Posted March 21st, 2017

Adding Montenegro to NATO Still Makes No Sense

Montenegro doesn’t need the protection the alliance provides, and its contribution to the alliance will be minuscule.

Posted March 21st, 2017

Unnecessary Wars and Unreliable ‘Allies’

The U.S. needs to be more discriminating in the fights it chooses to join and the “allies” it accepts in the process.

Posted March 20th, 2017