Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Vietnam War”

McCain’s Foreign Policy Record

McCain specialized in matters of national security and foreign policy, and yet he had a remarkable knack for misjudging practically every major foreign policy issue of the last three decades.

Posted August 27th, 2018

The Revenge of the ‘Blob’

If this is the best that the foreign policy establishment can offer, they are in bigger trouble than I thought.

Posted February 22nd, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Clinton’s hawk-in-waiting. Philip Giraldi reviews the record of Victoria Nuland, a likely …

Posted May 20th, 2016

Entangling and Enabling Alliances

Allies and clients sometimes drag the U.S. into conflicts that our government wouldn’t otherwise join.

Posted August 4th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

America’s antiwar correspondent. Scott McConnell remembers the career and work of William …

Posted May 8th, 2015

The “Obvious” Lessons of the Vietnam War

We in the U.S. convince ourselves that we can “help” in a foreign conflict, but we haven’t the foggiest how to “help.”

Posted April 28th, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Abu Ghraib goes to court. Kelley Vlahos reports on the role of …

Posted February 20th, 2015

Bringing Back the Draft Isn’t a “Remedy” For Anything

A draft would compound the problems that its new advocates think it will solve.

Posted January 1st, 2015

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The secret casualties of Iraq’s chemical weapons. C.J. Chivers reports on the …

Posted October 17th, 2014

Hawkishness Can Be a Serious Liability

Zachary Keck argues that Clinton’s hawkish foreign policy views don’t matter for …

Posted August 18th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Shakespeare’s elusive politics. Noah Millman rejects the idea that Shakespeare was simply …

Posted August 8th, 2014

No, J.F.K. Wasn’t a Conservative

Matt Steinglass ably dissects the recently-revived argument that John F. Kennedy was …

Posted October 22nd, 2013

The Cult of “Credibility”

Jonathan Mercer reviews the evidence against the “credibility” argument: For their part, …

Posted May 13th, 2013