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Libya No Fly Zone

Joshua Hersh

U.N. Condemns Mounting Civilian Deaths In Libya | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.12.2011 | World

The United Nations is growing increasingly vocal in its concerns about civilian casualties and other collateral damage in the ongoing conflict in Liby...

Joshua Hersh

Libya: Military Effort and Political Process 'A Real Mess,' Analysts Say | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.04.2011 | World

A growing chorus of conflict and international policy experts say the NATO-led, U.S.-supplied military effort in Libya is going quite badly -- and the...

Resisting Temptation Over Libya

Ernest Istook | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Ernest Istook

It's tempting to cut off funds immediately for President Obama's ill-conceived Libya offensive. But it's not the right course. For the sake of our allies, Congress needs to be patient in using the power of the purse to correct Obama's misadventure.

Libya Policy Is a Slippery Slope

Sen. Tom Udall | Posted 08.10.2011 | World
Sen. Tom Udall

If our military is to be involved in an escalation in Libya, then Congress must exercise its Constitutional authority and approve or disapprove of the President's proposal.

Why the War in Libya is Wrong

Dennis J. Kucinich | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis J. Kucinich

Fifty percent of all aircrafts used to attack Libya come from the U.S.. War from the air is still war. And whether the UN and NATO support our intervention is irrelevant -- the President still needs to follow our Constitution. And Congress must end this war.

Obama Suggests U.S. Involvement In Libya Limited, Congressional Authority Not Needed

Reuters | Alister Bull | Posted 07.20.2011 | World

May 21, 2011 1:09:58 AM By Alister Bull WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, facing criticism from some lawmakers that U.S. military a...

Obama: Gaddafi Will 'Inevitably' Leave Power

Reuters | Alister Bull and Joseph Logan | Posted 07.19.2011 | World

May 20, 2011 2:31:28 AM By Alister Bull and Joseph Logan WASHINGTON/TRIPOLI, May 20 (Reuters) - Muammar Gaddafi will inevitably leave power, U.S...

Source: Gaddafi's Wife And Daughter Are In Tunisia

Reuters | Tarek Amara and Joseph Logan | Posted 07.18.2011 | World

May 18, 2011 11:23:39 PM By Tarek Amara and Joseph Logan TUNIS/TRIPOLI, May 19 (Reuters) - The wife and daughter of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddaf...

Crown Prince Mohammed of Libya: Gaddafi Will Be Killed If He Doesn't Leave

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 05.29.2012 | World
Elisabeth Braw

Mohammed El Senussi is the opposite of Muammar Gaddafi: he's soft-spoken, nuanced, dresses in business suits and is also Gaddafi's main rival.

A Cease-Fire Proposal for Libya

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 07.12.2011 | World
Benjamin R. Barber

With a civil war continuing, and Western initiatives obstructing rather than facilitating a cease-fire and peace negotiations, there is a need for a cease-fire proposal that could be taken seriously on both sides of the conflict.

NATO Missile Strikes Target Gaddafi's Compound, Say Witnesses

Reuters | Guy Desmond | Posted 07.09.2011 | World

May 10, 2011 4:51:59 AM By Guy Desmond TRIPOLI, May 10 (Reuters) - NATO launched a number of missile strikes against targets in the Tripoli area...

Libyan Forces Destroy Fuel Storage Tanks In Misrata, Say Rebels

Reuters | Lin Noueihed | Posted 07.07.2011 | World

May 8, 2011 12:07:04 AM By Lin Noueihed TRIPOLI, May 7 (Reuters) - Libyan government forces destroyed four fuel storage tanks and set several ot...

Libyan Government Forces Bombarding Port Of Misrata, Says Rebel Spokesman

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2011 | World

May 2, 2011 9:36:06 AM BEIRUT, May 2 (Reuters) - Libyan government forces on Monday subjected the port in the rebel-held city of Misrata to intense...

NATO Rejects Gaddafi Ceasefire Offer, Continues Bombing Tripoli

Reuters | Lin Noueihed | Posted 06.29.2011 | World

By Lin Noueihed TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Saturday he was ready for a ceasefire and negotiations provided NATO "s...

Libyan Army Ordered To Retreat From Misrata, Says Wounded Government Soldier

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2011 | World

April 23, 2011 6:45:02 AM MISRATA, Libya, April 23 (Reuters) - A wounded Libyan government soldier captured by rebel forces in Misrata said on Satu...

Libya Says Army May Halt Fighting In Besieged City Of Misrata

Reuters | Michael Georgy | Posted 06.22.2011 | World

April 23, 2011 2:54:42 AM By Michael Georgy MISRATA, Libya, April 23 (Reuters) - NATO air strikes may force Libya to halt fighting by its army i...

Libya Says NATO Airstrike Near Gaddafi Compound Kills Multiple People

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2011 | World

April 23, 2011 2:05:31 AM TRIPOLI, April 23 (Reuters) - NATO jets hit a target near Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's compound in central Tripoli ear...

Libya: The Resource Curse Strikes Again

Sen. Dick Lugar | Posted 06.20.2011 | World
Sen. Dick Lugar

Our energy challenges are shared among nations, and their resolution requires both domestic action and international cooperation. A concerted global effort to end the secrecy that often surrounds energy development is a good place to start.

NATO Official: Gaddafi Forces Firing On Civilians

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2011 | World

April 18, 2011 11:28:33 PM OTTAWA (Reuters) - The head of NATO's military operations in Libya Monday accused forces loyal to leader Muammar Gaddafi...

Libya 'Stalemate' On The Ground But 'Gaddafi Will Go,' Says Obama

Reuters | Mussab Al-Khairalla | Posted 06.15.2011 | World

April 15, 2011 9:14:23 PM By Mussab Al-Khairalla TRIPOLI, April 15 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama acknowledged on Friday there was a "stale...

Security Council No-Fly Zone: Déjà Vu All over Again

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 06.13.2011 | World
Rizwan A. Rahmani

There is an old French saying, "Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose" The more things change, the more they remain the same. When I heard that the...

Andrea Stone

Poll Of Americans Finds Less Support For Libya No-Fly Campaign But High Marks For Middle East Uprisings | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.12.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Americans are losing patience with the international military action in Libya even as an overwhelming majority look positively on the Ar...

If Gaddafi Had the Bomb

Andrew J. Pierre | Posted 06.08.2011 | World
Andrew J. Pierre

A Libya with nuclear weapons would have presented an entirely different and dangerous challenge to the current coalition. Most likely it would have blocked it.

Libya and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Conn Hallinan | Posted 06.08.2011 | World
Conn Hallinan

War always has consequences, although not all of them are initially obvious. In war, as Carl von Clausewitz noted, the only thing you can determine is who fires the first shot. After that it is all fog and plans gone awry.

Libya: In America's National Interest?

Bob Burnett | Posted 06.08.2011 | World
Bob Burnett

Until President Obama stops assuming the U.S. military has a blank check, I'm not going to support the intervention in Libya or any further adventures "in the national interest."