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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...

Obama's Libyan Gamble

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Rather than selling a war as an existential threat to America, American democracy, freedom, the flag, Mom, and apple pie (as pretty much every president has done for decades), Barack Obama's approach is something new: war as a nuisance.

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.

March 21, 2011, News Update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Richard Valeriani

MARCH 21, 2011, NEWS UPDATE Congress passes 6th stop-gap spending measure to avert government shutdown. We can now amend the Pledge of Allegiance...

Is Military Action in The Middle East the Best Allocation of Our Nation's Limited Resources?

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert K. Lifton

Once again, with the incursions in Libya, our nation is getting involved in military action in the Middle East. Although we are part of a coalition effort, as usual America is carrying out a large part of the action and at no small cost.

Let's Not and Say We Did

The Morningside Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
The Morningside Post

This post was written by Christian Kim Henry Kissinger once wrote: "Frivolity is a costly indulgence for a statesman, and its price must eventually b...

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...

War in Libya: Barack Obama Gets in Touch With His Inner Neocon

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Bandow

Libya is not America's war. Washington, overwhelmed with current deficits and future liabilities, cannot afford to be world's permanent 911 number.

Gaddafi Defies Ceasefire

Reuters | Mohammed Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

March 19, 2011 7:12:50 AM By Mohammed Abbas BENGHAZI, Libya, March 19 (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces pushed into the reb...

U.S. Claims Libya Is In Violation Of Ceasefire

Reuters | Maria Golovnina and Michael Georgy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

March 19, 2011 1:28:37 AM By Maria Golovnina and Michael Georgy TRIPOLI, March 19 (Reuters) - The United States accused Muammar Gaddafi of d...

Sorry Sarkozy, Libya's Tyrant Gaddafi Is Going Nowhere

Romina Ruiz-Goiriena | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Romina Ruiz-Goiriena

The salient point this week is not whether French diplomacy is making a global comeback, but the fact that Muammar Gaddafi has managed to master the diplomatic tyrant's dance for years, courting even the thorniest of countries.

David Wood

How a No-Fly Zone Works | David Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Establishing a no-fly, no-drive zone in Libya will be a complex military operation, but the United States and its allies have accomplished similar fea...

Voters Divided (at Best) on Libya No-Fly Zone

Margie Omero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

Three recent national polls, all conducted around the same time, show both division and inconsistency on the often misunderstood concept of a no-fly zone for Libya.

Jon Ward

Gingrich: Sarkozy Led On Libya Because He Wasn't Filling Out A Bracket | Jon Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich, sensing political opportunity in President Barack Obama’s response to the crisis in Libya, attacked the commander-in-ch...

Regime Change or Enclave Creation in Libya?

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

UNSCR 1973, which calls for a no-fly zone over Libya, is important at a humanitarian level. But considering the location of Gaddafi's forces does this new alliance have assets in place to prevent the fall of Benghazi?

Libya: Better Late Than Never, But...

Wayne White | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wayne White

It now appears the U.S. finally has gotten serious about doing something meaningful to assist opposition forces in Libya. Here's what needs to be done first and foremost.

David Wood

Middle East Tensions Present Obama Administration With Unique Challenges | David Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- As Muammar Gaddafi’s forces race to crush the ragged remnants of the month-old Libyan rebellion with "no mercy,” the Obama administr...

Andrea Stone

For Obama Administration, Libya Could Erase Gains From Egypt | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration’s new-found willingness to back aerial bombing to protect rebels cornered by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's ...

Libyan UN Diplomat: Gaddafi's Army of Mercenaries on Verge of Massacre

Daniel Hernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Hernandez

A defected Libyan ambassador pleaded for military action against Gaddafi today, as the UN hinted it may soon adopt a no-fly zone -- or something stronger.

Return of the Vanished Imam?

James Denselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Denselow

While it may seem strange that Lebanon has united in support of action against Libya, the unifying factor is a belief that finally the Lebanese can learn the fate of Imam Musa al-Sadr.