Christopher Preble

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Name: Christopher Preble
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

The Most Dangerous World Ever?

Dire warnings about our uniquely dangerous world are ubiquitous. But do we actually live in a uniquely dangerous world? And, if we do not, why do we believe that we do?  In the new issue of Cato Policy Report , Cato scholar Christopher Preble puts ... [Published Cato Headlines - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Analysis: Americans Ready for Military Action

WASHINGTON | A nation furious about the beheading of two Americans is eager for military action. At least for the moment. And at least for the kind of low-risk military action now planned.But the moment could change. As history in Iraq and the Middle ... [Published Lakeland Ledger - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Push against Islamic State blurs spending message

President Obama has repeatedly argued that the nation is devoting too many resources to overseas...President Obama 's open-ended campaign to “hunt down” the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria “wherever they are” complicates a key part of his agenda: reducing ... [Published Washington Examiner - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Christopher Preble on Avoiding Nation Building in Iraq

<p><img alt="ISIL" height="225" src="http://cloudfront-media.reason.com/mc/2014_09/ISIS_LiveLeaks_428_321.jpg?h=225&w=300" title="|||LiveLeak" width="300" style="float: right;"/&gt;In hisspeech to the American people tonight, President Obama aims tobuild ... [Published Hit & Run - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Nukes Are Cannibalizing The US Defense Budget – io9

The Cold War is over, but you wouldn’t know it looking at the current defense budget. The U.S. is spending hundreds of billions on new weapons systems to modernize its nuclear triad?”and the Defense Department won’t be able to pay for it without deeper ... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 2 reports

Christopher Preble on ISIL and the Intervention Bias

screencap As Americanssee images of New Hampshire-born journalist James Foley beheaded bymembers of the extremist militant group known as the Islamic Statein Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), some commentators insist that thecurrent chaos is a direct result ... [Published REASON Online - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

Don’t Call Him Our Boy In Baghdad

by David F. Schmitz hopes the US government has finally learned a thing or two from its experience at trying and failing to manage clients like Nouri al-Maliki and won’t make the same mistakes with his successor, Haider al-Abadi. There’s a broader lesson ... [Published Atlantic Monthly - Aug 18 2014]
Entities: Iraq, Ali Shamkhani, Iran
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

On “Organizing Principles” and Ideology

Christopher Preble points out that having an “organizing principle” for foreign policy isn’t obviously desirable: Beyond that crucial vote, however, Clinton’s comments to Goldberg represent the essence of the hawks’ critique: a big, important country ... [Published Eunomia - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Iraqi PM relinquishes power

Cato Institute VP for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies Christopher Preble on Nouri al-Maliki stepping down as prime minister in Iraq. ... [Published FOX Business - Video - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Postponing Costs for Bad Decisions

Politicians from Washington to Beijing to Tel Aviv like to put off the negative consequences of their decisions as long as possible, but that often adds to the eventual costs to their people and the world, writes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar.By Paul ... [Published Consortium News - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Time for U.S. forces to leave South Korea . Christopher Lee makes the case for redeploying U.S. forces in Korea back to the United States. The dangers of waging war by proxy . Christopher Preble comments on the downing of MH17 and its implications ... [Published Eunomia - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jun 16 2014 - Updated Jun 16 2014 - 1 reports

Pre-Fund VA health benefits?

Michael Cannon and Christopher Preble  have an interesting suggestion in the New York Times–pre fund Veterans benefits via private insurance We propose a system of veterans’ benefits that would be funded by Congress in advance. It would allow veterans ... [Published The Reality-Based Community - Jun 16 2014]

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...trying to fix Iraq, that's another," said Christopher Preble, vice president for defense and foreign policy studies at Washington's Cato Institute. "the public has clearly signaled what they don't want."
...sound particularly limited to me,” said Christopher Preble, vice president for defense and foreign policy studies at the CatoCato Institute. "i do think there's a bit of a disconnect between what he's saying he's going to do and what he's willing to do. this operation does not have to be expensive.”"

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The Most Dangerous World Ever? [Published Cato Headlines - Sep 22 2014]
Analysis: Americans Ready for Military Action [Published Lakeland Ledger - Sep 13 2014]
Push against Islamic State blurs spending message [Published Washington Examiner - Sep 12 2014]
Christopher Preble on Avoiding Nation Building ... [Published Hit & Run - Sep 10 2014]
Nukes Are Cannibalizing The US Defense Budget –... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Sep 08 2014]
Christopher Preble on ISIL and the Intervention... [Published REASON Online - Aug 22 2014]
Christopher Preble on ISIL and the Intervention... [Published Hit & Run - Aug 22 2014]
On “Organizing Principles” and Ideology [Published Eunomia - Aug 19 2014]
Don’t Call Him Our Boy In Baghdad [Published Atlantic Monthly - Aug 18 2014]
Don’t Call Him Our Boy In Baghdad [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Aug 18 2014]
Iraqi PM relinquishes power [Published FOX Business - Video - Aug 15 2014]
Postponing Costs for Bad Decisions [Published Consortium News - Jul 30 2014]
The Week’s Most Interesting Reads [Published Eunomia - Jul 25 2014]
Privatize The VA? [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Jun 17 2014]
Pre-Fund VA health benefits? [Published The Reality-Based Community - Jun 16 2014]
Wonkbook: The policy implications of the latest... [Published Ezra Klein - Jun 16 2014]
The Week’s Most Interesting Reads [Published Eunomia - May 30 2014]
Burden-Sharing Requires American Restraint [Published Eunomia - May 30 2014]
Military Spending Cuts a Step in the Right Dire... [Published Cato Headlines - Feb 25 2014]
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The Most Dangerous World Ever? [Published Cato Headlines - Sep 22 2014]
Dire warnings about our uniquely dangerous world are ubiquitous. But do we actually live in a uniquely dangerous world? And, if we do not, why do we believe that we do?  In the new issue of Cato Policy Report , Cato scholar Christopher Preble puts ...
Christopher Preble on Avoiding Nation Building ... [Published Hit & Run - Sep 10 2014]
<p><img alt="ISIL" height="225" src="http://cloudfront-media.reason.com/mc/2014_09/ISIS_LiveLeaks_428_321.jpg?h=225&w=300" title="|||LiveLeak" width="300" style="float: right;"/&gt;In hisspeech to the American people tonight, President Obama aims tobuild ...
Nukes Are Cannibalizing The US Defense Budget –... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Sep 08 2014]
The Cold War is over, but you wouldn’t know it looking at the current defense budget. The U.S. is spending hundreds of billions on new weapons systems to modernize its nuclear triad?”and the Defense Department won’t be able to pay for it without deeper ...
Christopher Preble on ISIL and the Intervention... [Published Hit & Run - Aug 22 2014]
<p><img alt="" height="188" src="http://cloudfront-assets.reason.com/assets/db/14086316195995.jpg" title="|||screencap" width="250" style="float: right;"/&gt;As Americanssee images of New Hampshire-born journalist James Foley beheaded bymembers of the ...
On “Organizing Principles” and Ideology [Published Eunomia - Aug 19 2014]
Christopher Preble points out that having an “organizing principle” for foreign policy isn’t obviously desirable: Beyond that crucial vote, however, Clinton’s comments to Goldberg represent the essence of the hawks’ critique: a big, important country ...
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