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The Libyan No-Fly Zone: A New Paradigm for Humanitarian Intervention and the Reinforcement of Democracy

Atif Choudhury | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Atif Choudhury

In the case of Libya, the notion that we should not act to confront injustice and do good in situation A because we haven't acted in a similar manner for Situation B, C, and et al. is simply a fallacy on both a rational as well as moral level.

Western Air Strike In Libya Reportedly Kills Multiple Rebels

Reuters | Alexander Dziadosz | Posted 06.02.2011 | World

April 2, 2011 9:31:52 AM By Alexander Dziadosz BREGA, Libya, April 2 (Reuters) - A Western coalition air strike hit a group of rebels on the eas...

Whither the Health Care Reform Bill

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The messages sent from the Obama political operation suggesting the health care reform bill's historic significance largely served to underscore that a year after passage, it is not really historic at all.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates Opposed To U.S. Arming Libya Rebels

AP/The Huffington Post | By DONNA CASSATA and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.31.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. should avoid developing a closer relationship with Libyan opposition forces, defense leaders said Thursday, telling an oft...

CIA Operatives Reportedly On The Ground In Libya

AP/The Huffington Post | By ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 05.30.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The CIA has sent small teams of operatives into Libya after the agency's station in the capital was forced to close, and officers a...

WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses Obama's Libya Address On 'Hardball'

Huff TV | Posted 05.29.2011 | World
Huff TV

The Huffington Post's Howard Fineman appeared alongside USA Today's Susan Page Tuesday night on MSNBC's 'Hardball' to discuss President Obama's Monday...

Jason Linkins

Obama Libya Address Scheduled To Accommodate 'Dancing With The Stars' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.28.2011 | Media

Earlier this evening, President Barack Obama took to the airwaves to discuss the ongoing intervention in Libya and the responsibilities that the Unite...

David Wood

Rebel Celebrations In Libya May Be Premature | David Wood | Posted 05.28.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Jubilant Libyan rebels racing westward to reoccupy the towns of Ajdabiya, Brega, Bin Jawad and Ras Lanuf are joyfully anticipating the i...

Obama's Libyan Gamble, Week Two

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If the Libyan war ends well, Obama's Libyan gamble will have paid off handsomely. A little more than one week in, things seem to be going fairly well.

Both Sides Now w/ Huffington and Matalin: The Fog of Wars, Education in America, Palin in Israel

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2010-06-28-bothsides_pull.jpgWith America "firing Tomahawks and teachers" (Jon Stewart), Mary and Wayne Barrett debate Obama's judgments in Libya and classrooms. Then, is the Jewish State a "zoning issue"?

Air Raids Force Gaddafi Retreat; Rebels Seize The East

AP/The Huffington Post | RYAN LUCAS and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.26.2011 | World

AJDABIYA, Libya - Libyan rebels clinched their hold on the east and seized back a key city on Saturday after decisive international airstrikes sent Mo...

Libyan Rebels Regain Key City After Airstrikes

AP/The Huffington Post | RYAN LUCAS and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AJDABIYA, Libya – Libyan rebels regained control of the eastern gateway city of Ajdabiya on Saturday after international airstrikes crippled Moammar...

Why, in Spite of Everything, I Still Love Obama

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.26.2011 | Politics
Christina Patterson

Obama looks tired. He's cut back on the jokes now. He's cut back on the smiles. But sometimes, you need to go away to keep your love alive.

Jason Linkins

White House Avoids Oval Office Address On Libya For Fear That Someone Might Think There's Some Sort Of 'War' Underway | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Maybe at some point Obama will make some sort of address to the nation, and maybe he won't. Chances are, if he does, our involvement in Libya will probably be couched in the same euphemistic terms we've already heard.

Libya Rebels Meet Regime For Face-To-Face Talks

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BENGHAZI, Libya -- France declared Libya's airspace "under control" on Friday, after NATO agreed to take command of the no-fly zone in a compromise th...

Baghdad Is the Reason Why Libya Gets a No-Fly Zone but Sudan Does Not

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rebecca Tinsley

Too many U.N. members care more about protecting the principle of state sovereignty than stopping massive human rights abuses.

The Million-Dollar Weapon

Center For Public Integrity | Sharon Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By Sharon Weinberger Center for Public Integrity In the opening days of the assault on Libya, the United States and the United Kingdom launched a ...

U.S. To Bear Brunt Of Libya Combat

AP/The Huffington Post | By ROBERT BURNS and ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States welcomed a partial handover for the Libyan air campaign to NATO on Thursday, but the allies apparently balked at ...

Libya, Iraq and Desert Storm

Richard Klass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Klass

As UN Resolution 1973 is being implemented over Libya, ghosts of the 2003 invasion of Iraq exactly eight years earlier emerge. But the comparisons are much more apt to Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

Gaddafi's Drumbeat Of Propaganda

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

BANI WALID, Libya -- The family of a Libyan soldier killed in an allied airstrike quickly listed all those they blame in his death – al-Qaida milita...

The Chances of Success in Libya

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

Broadly speaking, there are only three possible outcomes in Libya -- win, lose, or stalemate. What chance does each of these have of actually becoming reality in a short stretch of time?

The Fog of "Humanitarian War" in Libya Threatens Civilians

Jon Rainwater | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jon Rainwater

I hope we can avoid a tired debate over whether Libya is Viet Nam or Iraq or Bosnia. Libya is Libya. But that doesn't mean we escape the ironclad fact that we learn from history or risk repeating it.

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 more t...