Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Michael Flynn”

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

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 and Trump’s Anti-Restraint Foreign Policy

Trump was already the anti-restraint president before he chose Bolton, and now Bolton will put the president’s worst impulses to work.

Posted March 26th, 2018

McMaster Cleans House

The less influence Flynn appointees have on our foreign policy, the better it is for the country.

Posted August 3rd, 2017

Flynn’s Turkish Connection

Trump made Flynn his National Security Advisor knowing that he was suspected of working as a lobbyist for a foreign government.

Posted May 17th, 2017

McMaster Named as National Security Advisor

Trump will be getting better advice than he was when Flynn was there.

Posted February 20th, 2017

Bolton Would Be a Horrible Choice for National Security Advisor

Appointing him would mean endorsing some of the very worst that the GOP has to offer on foreign policy.

Posted February 20th, 2017

Trump’s Choice to Replace Flynn Doesn’t Want the Job

I can scarcely blame Harward for not wanting the job, but by all accounts he would have been a marked improvement over Flynn.

Posted February 16th, 2017

Flynn Resigns

Flynn’s departure is very good news for the country.

Posted February 13th, 2017

The Indefensible Indulgence of Despotic Clients

There are few client states less deserving of more U.S. support than the Saudis and their Gulf allies.

Posted February 13th, 2017

The Trump Administration’s Iran Obsession and Yemen

The Gulf states are delighted that the president and his officials are buying into their dishonest justification for their war.

Posted February 9th, 2017

Bringing Montenegro into NATO Still Makes No Sense

The alliance gains nothing from making Montenegro a member.

Posted February 6th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Why is Iran part of the ban? Noah Millman suggests that increasing …

Posted February 3rd, 2017

The Trump Administration’s Lies About Iran

The administration is lying about Iranian “hostile actions.”

Posted February 2nd, 2017

Flynn and the Dangerous Iran Obsession

Flynn’s statement suggests that the Trump administration will continue enabling the Saudi-led war on Yemen and will try to blame Iran for anything that happens in the region that they don’t like.

Posted February 1st, 2017

Trump’s Inaugural Address

A global mission to eradicate an ineradicable phenomenon has nothing to do with benefiting Americans.

Posted January 20th, 2017

Trump and the Iran Hawks

At best, Trump appointees’ preoccupation with Iran is a distraction from more pressing security threats.

Posted January 18th, 2017