How Much Does Credibility Matter?

By |2019-04-09T15:36:34-05:00January 24th, 2015|Categories: Foreign Affairs, National Security, Truth|

Daniel Larison on how hawks use credibility as a bludgeon: The “credibility” argument is almost exclusively used by foreign policy hawks, and they pay no attention to negative international reactions to U.S. behavior that contradict their assumptions about “credibility.” If other states react to provocative and confrontational policies by becoming more assertive in their respective [...]