Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “James Mattis”

McMaster’s Preventive War Lunacy

It speaks volumes about both him and FDD that he is still indulging the insane idea of an attack on North Korea more than a year since he left government service.

Posted June 3rd, 2019

Our Illegal Syrian War Drags On

Even when Trump might initially make a defensible foreign policy decision, he is so malleable, unprincipled, and easily swayed by his hawkish advisers that he always backtracks and gives in to much or all of what they want.

Posted March 5th, 2019

Bolton the Ideologue

The result is that an ideologue answerable to no one but the president has acquired unusually great influence over the substance of major foreign policy decisions.

Posted March 5th, 2019

Mattis and Our Bankrupt Iran Policy

Mattis’ departure removes one of the only counterweights inside the administration to the much more rabid Persophobes in Bolton and Pompeo.

Posted December 31st, 2018

Mattis’ Yemen Legacy

Our government’s support for the war on Yemen was and remains indefensible, and Mattis did everything he could to rationalize it and keep U.S. support for it going.

Posted December 28th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Why Trump is right to withdraw troops. Doug Bandow makes the case …

Posted December 21st, 2018

Mattis Resigns

The next Defense Secretary is less likely to resist Trump’s belligerent tendencies, and he is more likely to indulge the president’s worst impulses.

Posted December 20th, 2018

Trump Throws More Money at the Pentagon

Persuading Trump to throw more money at the Pentagon must have been the easiest assignment in Mattis’ life.

Posted December 10th, 2018

The Great Saudi Rip-Off

The U.S. has not only been enabling Saudi coalition war crimes in an unauthorized war for more than three and a half years, but American taxpayers have also been paying far more for the war than we knew.

Posted December 8th, 2018

The Trump Administration’s Two-Faced Yemen Policy

The Trump administration unsurprisingly would like to have things both ways: deny that the U.S. is a party to the conflict, but also fight as hard as possible to make sure that the U.S. remains involved in it.

Posted December 6th, 2018

Corker: ‘Zero Question’ Mohammed bin Salman Ordered Khashoggi Murder

Corker’s comments confirm what we have all assumed for the last two months.

Posted December 4th, 2018

Ending U.S. Support for the War Is Not ‘Abandoning’ Yemen

The administration is demanding that we continue to abandon the people of Yemen to famine, poverty, and despair so that our monstrous client states remain satisfied.

Posted November 29th, 2018

The Fight to End the War on Yemen Continues

Yemen can’t wait for an end to the war, and the Trump administration is doing what it can to make sure that the war doesn’t end.

Posted November 28th, 2018

The Senate Advances S.J.Res. 54 with a 63-37 Vote

The Trump administration tried everything they could to browbeat the Senate into rejecting the resolution, and this time they completely failed.

Posted November 28th, 2018

A Farcical Senate ‘Briefing’ on Yemen

Today’s Senate briefing promises to be every bit as much of a farcical propaganda exercise as Secretary Pompeo’s mendacious op-ed.

Posted November 28th, 2018

End U.S. Support for the War on Yemen Before It’s Too Late

If the administration is trying to buy time for the coalition, it is time that millions and millions of starving Yemenis can’t afford to waste.

Posted November 5th, 2018

Yemen Can’t Wait for a Ceasefire

There must be an immediate ceasefire, and that begins with an immediate end to U.S. support for the war.

Posted November 2nd, 2018