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Libyan Government Detains, Then Releases, 4 U.S. Military Personnel

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 12.28.2013 | Politics

Four U.S. military personnel are being detained in Libya by the Libyan government, according to several sources citing a senior U.S. official. The...

U.S. Launches Raids In Somalia And Libya

AP | ABDI GULED and JASON STRAZIUSO and KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

* Al Qaeda leader accused of 1998 embassy bombings * Official says no militant captured in Somalia raid By Mark Hosenbal...

Militant Linked To 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings Reportedly Captured

AP | By ESAM MOHAMED and ROBERT BURNS | Posted 12.05.2013 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — U.S. special forces on Saturday carried out a raid in the Libyan capital to capture an al-Qaida leader linked to the 1998 Amer...

U.S. Intelligence Didn't Sound Alarm About Mideast Unrest

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2012 | World

* "Can't freak out on everything broadcast" * Congressional inquiries seen likely By Mark Hosenball WASHI...

'My Darling Black African Woman': Gaddafi Kept Scrapbook Of Condoleezza Rice | Posted 10.25.2011 | Black Voices

The ransacking of Moammar Gadhafi's compound is turning up some bizarre loot. Following on from the Libyan leader's eccentric fashion accessories and ...

Resisting Temptation Over Libya

Ernest Istook | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Ernest Istook

It's tempting to cut off funds immediately for President Obama's ill-conceived Libya offensive. But it's not the right course. For the sake of our allies, Congress needs to be patient in using the power of the purse to correct Obama's misadventure.

The Bipartisan Case Against U.S. Involvement in Libya

David Bromwich | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
David Bromwich

Of the ten members of Congress who on June 15 filed a lawsuit against the President for violating the War Powers Act, seven are Republicans and three are Democrats. Their case is simple: the President, they say, has acted against the Constitution.

White House To Give Congress Detailed Libya Objectives

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House now says it will respond to detailed questions on the U.S. mission in Libya within a two-week deadline set by the H...

Why the War in Libya is Wrong

Dennis J. Kucinich | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis J. Kucinich

Fifty percent of all aircrafts used to attack Libya come from the U.S.. War from the air is still war. And whether the UN and NATO support our intervention is irrelevant -- the President still needs to follow our Constitution. And Congress must end this war.

Marcus Baram

Are The Libyan Airstrikes Illegal? | Marcus Baram | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics

For critics of the Obama administration's decision to bypass Congress before taking military action in Libya, Friday is judgment day. May 20 is the...

White House: Libyan Mission To Continue Until Gaddafi Stops

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 07.13.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The U.S. and NATO will continue military operations in Libya as long as Moammar Gadhafi keeps attacking his people, the White House...

Libyan Opposition To Visit White House On Friday

AP | By JULIE PACE and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 07.12.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is stepping up its engagement with forces fighting Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, inviting opposition leaders t...

Libyan War Could Drag On, Military Analysts Say

The New York Times | STEVEN ERLANGER | Posted 06.20.2011 | World

France and Italy said Wednesday that they would join Britain in sending some liaison officers to support the rebel army in Libya, in what military ana...

Sleepwalking Into the Imperial Dark: What It Feels Like When a Superpower Runs Off the Tracks

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Have you noticed how repetitiously our president and others insist that we are "the greatest nation on Earth"? When the U.S. was actually "the greatest," no one needed to say it over and over again.

U.S., Allies Search For Gaddafi Refuge Site | Posted 06.16.2011 | World

The Obama administration has begun seeking a country, most likely in Africa, that might be willing to provide shelter to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi if he...

Gaddafi's Daughter Sends Defiant Message From Libya

AP/The Huffington Post | KARIN LAUB and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 06.15.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — Troops loyal to Moammar Gadhafi unleashed heavy shelling Friday on Misrata, pushing troops and tanks into the rebel-held wester...

U.S. Still Doing Airstrikes For NATO In Libya

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 06.13.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Amid complaints from allies that the U.S. military should be doing more in the Libya operation, Pentagon officials disclosed Wednes...

U.S. Won't Increase Libya Role Despite Setbacks

AP | MATTHEW LEE and RAF CASERT | Posted 06.12.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Despite rebel setbacks and an increasingly public rift with NATO allies, the U.S. will stick to its plan to remain in the back seat...

Obama Administration Policy of Regime Change Has Become an Obstacle to Peace in Libya

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

If regime change is the price of peace there will be no peace in Libya, and consequently, millions will be caught up in an intensifying civil war -- if we diverted one humanitarian crisis, we are about to start another.

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."

Are We Prolonging Libya's Civil War?

The Guardian | Simon Jenkins | Posted 06.02.2011 | World

Welcome to 21st-century war, liberal style. You do not fix an objective and use main force to get it. You nuance words, bomb a little, half assassinat...

As U.S. Backs Off, Gaddafi Is 'Still Killing His People'

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 06.02.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Two weeks after a dark-of-night barrage of mostly U.S. missiles and bombs opened the international air assault on Libya's Moammar Gadhaf...

Obama on Libya: George W. Bush 2.0

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.31.2011 | World
Medea Benjamin

Just like Bush, Obama doesn't let his hypocrisy get in the way of a good war.

An Exit Strategy for the Leaders Refusing to Step Down

Raghida Dergham | Posted 05.26.2011 | World
Raghida Dergham

Global and local leaders must ensure that they do not mislead the civilian opposition or the armed revolutionaries by adopting their cause today without paying heed to the consequences of possible disappointment.

David Wood

Libya's Civilians Suffer In Bloody Stalemate | David Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Libya’s civilians, already suffering shortages of food, water and power, are being battered by Muammar Gaddafi’s military forces in ...