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Libya No Fly Zone

U.S. Intervention in Libya: Shifting the Narrative in U.S.-Arab relations

Randa Slim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Randa Slim

The latest military action rekindles hope that the words Arabs heard from President Obama at Cairo University were not hollow and that his call for "a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world" was genuine.

WATCH: Colbert Congratulates Fox News & CNN

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Sometimes journalists accidentally become part of a story simply by being present to report on it as it develops. And other times they use a story to...

Jason Linkins

FLASHBACK: Biden Warned In 2007 That He'd Impeach Bush For Waging War Without Congressional Approval | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The sudden involvement of the U.S. military in Libya has prompted some intense debate over whether the executive branch has the right to pursue milita...

Gaddafi Loyalists Intensify Attacks

AP/The Huffington Post | RYAN LUCAS and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AJDABIYA, Libya -- International airstrikes forced Moammar Gadhafi's forces to withdraw tanks that were besieging a rebel-held western city Wednesday,...

Libya No-Fly Zone Could Cost Coalition Over $1 Billion

Reuters/The Huffington Post | David Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

March 23, 2011 1:43:20 AM By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The no-fly zone over Libya could end up costing the Western coalition mo...

Freed New York Times Journalists Speak About Captivity

The New York Times | Anthony Shadid, Lynsey Addario, Stephen Farrell and Tyler Hicks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Our driver, Tyler and Anthony shook their heads, but within seconds, the reality dawned on us. Unlike the rebels in their mismatched uniforms, track s...

Obama: Gaddafi May Wait Out Assault

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

March 23, 2011 1:03:24 AM WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi may try to wait out a no-fly zone and military assault that has ...

Obama Is Right About Libya

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Had the President, the U.N. and the Arab League not acted when they did, the mass-murdering dictator in Libya would have executed a mass slaughter tha...

The Mythic Lure of the No-Fly Zone

Ira Chernus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ira Chernus

In a CNN poll released on March 21, 70% of Americans favor imposing a no-fly zone in Libya. When CNN last polled, on March 11 - 13, only 56% approved. How to explain that jump in just one week?

Libya Makes Case for Lower Military Spending

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Hartung

It's been suggested that the Libyan intervention could "easily pass the $1 billion mark." Only in Washington would $1 billion be considered a minor cost, but in the context of annual military spending, it's a relatively modest sum.

'Gaddafi Is Killing Civilians'

AP/The Huffington Post | By RYAN LUCAS and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BU MARIEM, Libya -- An American fighter jet crashed in Libya's rebel held east, both crew ejecting safely as the aircraft spun from the sky during the...

Libya's Future After the No-Fly Zone? It's Complicated.

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Benjamin R. Barber

For Libyans who have risked their lives in the name of democracy, the fates have engineered a beneficent reversal as radical as any in history. It's unclear, however, what the ultimate outcome of the allies' intervention will be for democracy.

U.S. Military Plane Crashes In Libya

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON -- A U.S. military jet crashed in Libya after an equipment malfunction but its two crewmembers ejected and are safe, the U.S. military said Tue...

Stalemate Feared In Libya

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Maria Golovnina and Michael Georgy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

March 22, 2011 1:12:21 AM By Maria Golovnina and Michael Georgy TRIPOLI, March 22 (Reuters) - Anti-aircraft fire rang out across Tripoli for...

Andrea Stone

Conservative Analysts Criticize Obama's Handling Of Libya Operation | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration lacks a clear strategy in Libya and risks botching the allied air attacks if it doesn’t do more to help rebel...

David Wood

At 20,000 Feet And 500 Knots, Allied Pilots Struggle to Tell Gaddafi's Fighters From Civilians | David Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The new phase of the war in Libya, a kind of armed aerial peacekeeping, puts a heavy responsibility on U.S. and allied air crews whose s...

No Fly: A Tactic in Search of a Strategy

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

A no-fly zone in Libya feeds the dangerous fantasy that every problem has a military solution. That the answer to the use of force is the use of more force. That if a hammer doesn't drive that nail in, try a howitzer.

Dennis Kucinich: Libya Air Strikes Could Be 'Impeachable Offense'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) has panned President Obama's decision to participate in Saturday's missile attack on Libya, going so far as to qu...

Impeach Obama Over Libya? You've Got to Be Kidding

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

If Obama hadn't acted, he would have been even more loudly damned as being weak, indecisive and a chronic ditherer when it comes to making tough decisions on foreign policy issues.

Obama's Split-Screen Leadership Abroad

AP | By JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Nowhere have President Barack Obama's foreign policy approaches been in starker relief than during his unfolding travels in South Am...

Libya Rebels Want Muammar Gaddafi Ousted, Not Dead

AP | By JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS -- Libya's rebels want to drive Moammar Gaddafi from power and see him tried – not have him killed, a European representative for the lead...

Top Official: Libya Military Intervention Could Last 'Awhile'

AP/The Huffington Post | By RYAN LUCAS and HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ZEITOUNIYA, Libya -- The international military intervention in Libya is likely to last "awhile," a top French official said Monday, echoing Moammar G...

Ultimatums Work -- Sarkozy and Cameron Intervene

Robert Eisenman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Eisenman

Excluding the First Iraq War, the no-fly zone operation is almost a Security Council first since the Korean War sixty some years ago, a resolution which only succeeded at that time because the Russian Delegation inexplicably walked out and absented itself.

'Arm All The Masses'

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TUNIS (Reuters) - A defiant Muammar Gaddafi said on Saturday he will arm civilians to defend Libya from what he called "colonial, crusader" aggressi...

'Operation Odyssey Dawn' Begins

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — U.S. and British ships and submarines launched the first phase of a missile assault on Libyan air defenses Saturday and a senior Americ...