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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.

Gaddafi's Son Had Internship In U.S. Just Before Libyan Conflict

AP | By DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi toured U.S. ports and military facilities just weeks before he helped lead deadly attacks on...

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 ...

Reports: NATO To Assume Command Of Libya Operation

AP | By SUZAN FRASER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ANKARA, Turkey -- NATO appeared on Thursday to move closer to assuming command of the military operation in Libya when Turkey's foreign minister was q...

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 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 ...

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?

'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...

Endgame for Gaddafi?

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

As the Libyan opposition gears up for the endgame, the United States and its allies in this endeavor must restrain themselves from tipping over the board in their eagerness to defeat the aging grandmaster of Tripoli.