Daniel L. Davis
Daniel L. Davis
Daniel L. Davis

Daniel L. Davis is a senior fellow for Defense Priorities and a former Lt. Col. in the U.S. Army who retired in 2015 after 21 years, including four combat deployments. Follow him @DanielLDavis1.

Biden’s National Security ‘Review’ Should Bring Troops Home, Not Extend Forever Wars

Orders to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria should closely follow the conclusion of Biden’s review.

It’s Long Past Time To Get U.S. Troops All The Way Out Of Somalia

Al-Shabaab does not pose a threat to America that cannot be handled more effectively by our global intelligence networks and ability to strike direct threats to our country.

Defending Iraq Needs To Be Iraq’s Job, Not The United States’s

The Pentagon’s spokeswoman says the United States remains committed ‘to ensuring the enduring defeat of ISIS and supporting Iraq’s long-term security, stability, and prosperity.’ That is the job of the Iraqi military.

President Trump, Set A Deadline For Getting U.S. Troops Out Of Iraq Already

It’s time for President Trump to fully withdraw all U.S. combat troops from Iraq. Iraq must assume responsibility for its own security.

No, Combat Troops In The Middle East Don’t Counter China’s Rise

Chinese activity beyond its borders does not inherently threaten America. The twin narratives of Trump ‘abandoning’ the Middle East and any Chinese presence as a threat to America are false.

Obama Was Wrong To Get Us Into Syria, And Trump Is Wrong To Keep Us There

Remaining actively engaged militarily in the Middle East only deepens our strategic failure and extends the forever war that Trump has repeatedly criticized.

To Keep Russia At Bay, We Need Good Diplomacy, Not Threats Of War

The tiny Russian contingent that deployed to Caracas last week doesn’t threaten the United States, but blundering our way into great power conflict over this deployment does.

Stretching War Powers Lets The President Provoke Wars Americans Don’t Want

If military actions continue to be taken abroad by the inclinations of a single person, the nation could find itself plunged into a war it would not have chosen if its people were consulted.

Here’s The Foreign Policy Stance That Should Displace Neocons

Liberal interventionism and neoconservatism offer us the same militaristic approaches. It’s time for a new, more thoughtful approach to our foreign policy.