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US Libya War

Hillary Clinton Continues to Lie About the Failed State She Helped Create

Riley Waggaman | Posted 04.15.2017 | Politics
Riley Waggaman

Now that Barack Obama has expressed bomber's remorse in Libya, curious minds want to know: Does Hillary Clinton still believe that NATO's "no-fly zone" in Libya was "smart power at its best"?

Military Missions Reach Record Levels After U.S. Inks Deal to Remain in Africa for Decades

Nick Turse | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Nick Turse

In recent years, the U.S. has been involved in a variety of multinational interventions in Africa, including one in Libya that involved both a secret war and a conventional campaign of missiles and air strikes, assistance to French forces, and the training and funding of African proxies.

Tell Obama What Dr. King Told LBJ: "God Didn't Choose America"

Coleen Rowley | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Celebration of Obama's second inauguration is already being dampened by news of his mulling the commencement of more drone bombing of Mali, destabilized and engulfed in violence, in no small part due to spillover of the violence from U.S.-NATO bombing of Libya

Libya: What the Intervention Has Wrought

Rajan Menon | Posted 06.02.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

Neoconservatives, liberal internationalists, and "Responsibility to Protect" (R2P) advocates were, all in separate ways, pleased to see their programs enacted. Yet none of the above parties will suffer the consequences of what they enabled, from afar, in Libya.

WATCH: Colbert Defends Obama's War On Libya

Posted 08.23.2011 | Comedy

Colbert's sharpest satire is often reserved for members of the GOP, but on Wednesday night's "Report," it was President Obama who was the subject of t...

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."

Why War Is Never Really Rational

Scott Atran | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
Scott Atran

The inconsistency between war as a moral imperative versus political policy runs way wider and deeper than the Libya conflict. It goes to the heart of human nature and the character of society. For despite the popular delusion that war is primarily a matter of political strategy and pragmatic execution, it almost never is. Squaring the circle of war and politics, morality and material interests, is not just Obama's or America's quandary, it is a species-wide dilemma that results from wanting to believe that we humans are fundamentally rational beings, when in fact David Hume was right to say that "Reason is, and ought only to be, the slave of the passions."

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,...

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?

Obama's Stupid, Reckless War

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben Cohen

As we have learned from Iraq and Afghanistan, war is rarely quick, and it is never easy. If it is a limited campaign, as he assures Americans it is, the results must be clear and decisive.

'War With Libya Looms'

Time | MARK THOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After weeks of warning from the Pentagon about the downsides of launching a no-fly zone over Libya, the U.S. and its major European allies declared wa...