Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Micah Zenko”

How Threat Inflation Wrecks the World

To make matters worse, the same alarmists that spread misinformation about an increasingly dangerous and chaotic world are almost always among the leading advocates for U.S. military action overseas.

Posted April 10th, 2019

An Illegal War in Syria That Just Won’t End

At the rate things are going, there will probably be more U.S. troops in Syria at the end of Trump’s term than there were at the beginning.

Posted March 17th, 2019

The Folly of a War with Venezuela

The Trump administration is now effectively extending U.S. security guarantees to Guaidó and his supporters.

Posted January 28th, 2019

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

The War on Yemen and Everything That’s Wrong with U.S. Foreign Policy

Our government’s support for the war on Yemen exemplifies all of what is worst in U.S. foreign policy.

Posted August 15th, 2018

The U.S. Is Deeply Complicit in Saudi Coalition Crimes in Yemen

U.S. support for the Saudi coalition is essential to their war effort, and that makes our government deeply complicit in what the coalition does in Yemen.

Posted August 13th, 2018

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Trump’s nuke plan raising alarms among military brass. Mark Perry reports on …

Posted February 2nd, 2018

Predicting the Future of U.S. Wars

Zenko’s predictions are likely to be borne out by events because these things have happened many times before and are still happening now.

Posted February 1st, 2018

Cruz’s Lousy Idea for North Korea Policy

Ignore Cruz. North Korea hasn’t been a state sponsor of terrorism for decades.

Posted October 23rd, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Britain didn’t fight WWII, the British Empire did. William Dalrymple reviews Yasmin …

Posted July 28th, 2017

Attacking Syria Sent a ‘Message’ to the World, But Not the One Trump Wanted

Launching an illegal attack on another government doesn’t communicate seriousness or strength.

Posted April 9th, 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

Flynn’s Warped Worldview and Iran

Flynn’s preoccupation with Iran has a severe distorting effect on his thinking and his ability to analyze threats.

Posted December 3rd, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Senators to introduce measure opposing Saudi arms sale. John Hudson reports on …

Posted September 9th, 2016

The Perils and Limits of ‘No-Fly Zones’

The creation of “no-fly zones” in the past has always been followed by an expansion of the mission.

Posted September 6th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

No one wants to talk about foreign policy at the DNC. Christopher …

Posted July 29th, 2016