Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Curt Mills”

Trump Makes Another Bad Choice for National Security Advisor

“Bolton lite” isn’t much of an improvement over Bolton.

Posted September 18th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Inside the wide open race to succeed John Bolton. Curt Mills reports …

Posted September 13th, 2019

Good Riddance, Bolton

The Trump administration’s foreign policy will still be a failed mess without him, but it will have one less fanatic involved in setting policy.

Posted September 10th, 2019

The JCPOA and War with Iran

If you want to avoid unnecessary and unauthorized wars, it makes no sense to celebrate the demise of successful diplomatic agreements that make war less likely.

Posted August 19th, 2019

What Appointing Fleitz as DNI Would Mean

Putting Fleitz in such a position would be a huge victory for Bolton, and it would mean that the National Security Advisor’s influence in the administration continues to grow.

Posted July 14th, 2019

Bolton’s Growing Influence

The National Security Advisor is horrible at his official job of organizing and running a competent policy process, but he has been able to exploit the ensuing dysfunction to advance his own agenda.

Posted March 4th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Annotation of the Pentagon report to Congress on detainee abuse by U.S. …

Posted January 11th, 2019

Bolton and the Deepening Iran Obsession

Bringing Goldberg into the administration is a sign that the Iran obsession is getting worse.

Posted January 8th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Enough is enough. End the war in Yemen. Noble Peace Prize laureate …

Posted November 23rd, 2018

Bolton Adds Another Hard-liner to the NSC

In the Bush era, Fleitz was Bolton’s “enforcer,” and that is presumably the role he is going to reprise on the NSC.

Posted May 30th, 2018

War with Iran Is Becoming More Likely

One of the great dangers to the U.S. and the world in the coming years is that Bolton will keep getting his way with Trump.

Posted May 15th, 2018

Beware the Coming of Bolton

Bolton’s name has been floated for top jobs in the administration before, but I get the sinking feeling that this time it might really happen.

Posted March 14th, 2018

Will Bolton Replace McMaster?

Nothing could be more bankrupt than a discredited Iraq war booster calling for regime change in yet another country while hitching himself to a group of disgraced exiles, but that is what Bolton is offering.

Posted January 29th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

A war of choice with North Korea is an immensely dumb idea. …

Posted December 15th, 2017

Trump’s Anti-Restraint Foreign Policy

One of the more worrisome aspects of Trump’s foreign policy to date has been his tendency to encourage what Barry Posen calls “reckless driving” by U.S. clients.

Posted November 8th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

McCain’s tired dogma. Andrew Bacevich responds to John McCain’s Liberty Medal speech. …

Posted October 20th, 2017