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Obama: Falling Behind the Curve of Crisis

William Bradley | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

If it's not one thing for President Barack Obama, it's another. Already struggling in trying to get ahead of three controversies threatening to engulf his administration, he now has heightened geopolitical crises to manage.

Witness to Tragedy: What I Saw on the Syrian Border

Kristin Wright | Posted 07.09.2013 | World
Kristin Wright

Everyone I visit talks about freedom, a future in Syria beyond this horror. There is so much suffering, but in the suffering there is a unity that catches me by surprise.

David Wood

As Obama Weighs Options for Syria, No-Fly Zone Gets Complicated

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A no-fly zone over Syria means American boots on the ground. Among President Obama's difficult options as he grapples with growing pr...

David Wood

Joint Chiefs Chairman Urges Caution On U.S. Intervention In Syria War

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, said Tuesday he is "cautious" about U.S. military intervention in Syria ...

Playing 'Decider' on Syria

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The big problem -- not just for Obama, but for America -- is that there simply aren't a whole lot of good options in Syria. So I thought it'd be worthwhile to go through them, in the spirit of Bush's "decider room."

Exxon Running No-Fly Zone Over Arkansas Tar Sands Spill

Steve Horn | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

When will news media be allowed back into the designated no fly zone area? That portion of the question was either never asked by Dow Jones or never answered by Lunsford.

Three More Planes Escorted From Obama Vacation Spot

AP | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics

PALM CITY, Fla. — Federal Aviation Administration officials say they're investigating three more apparent breaches of the no-fly zone above Pres...

Syria: Enforce a No-Fly Zone

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 01.15.2013 | World
José Ramos-Horta

As the door has been closed on negotiations in Syria, options for achieving a resolution through dialogue have come to an end. It is time for the regional front-line States with credible military capabilities to consider escalating the pressure on the Assad regime by imposing a no-fly zone over Syria.

Respond to Libyan Attack With Syrian No-Fly Zone

Amy J. Sennett | Posted 11.25.2012 | World
Amy J. Sennett

Given Assad's recent comments about the future of the country, the Obama administration must accept that a political transition in Syria is possible only following a military victory by the rebels.

Why There Will Be a No-Fly Zone in Syria

James Miller | Posted 02.01.2012 | World
James Miller

With each passing day, the reasons for avoiding intervention in Syria are falling by the wayside. The conflict is escalating, the humanitarian crisis is deepening, the opposition is organizing, and the geopolitical situation is becoming more favorable.

Joshua Hersh

Libya: Military Effort and Political Process 'A Real Mess,' Analysts Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.04.2011 | World

A growing chorus of conflict and international policy experts say the NATO-led, U.S.-supplied military effort in Libya is going quite badly -- and the...

Libyan Army Ordered To Retreat From Misrata, Says Wounded Government Soldier

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2011 | World

April 23, 2011 6:45:02 AM MISRATA, Libya, April 23 (Reuters) - A wounded Libyan government soldier captured by rebel forces in Misrata said on ...

Libya Says Army May Halt Fighting In Besieged City Of Misrata

Reuters | Michael Georgy | Posted 06.22.2011 | World

April 23, 2011 2:54:42 AM By Michael Georgy MISRATA, Libya, April 23 (Reuters) - NATO air strikes may force Libya to halt fighting by its ar...

Arab Spring

Robert Zevin | Posted 05.31.2011 | World
Robert Zevin

The witches' cauldron is boiling furiously with momentous effects all over the world. An Arab Spring of popular protests against autocratic governmen...

Obama Poll Watch -- March, 2011

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While catastrophic world events dominated the news for most of the month, Obama's approval rating was being hit with a creeping domestic problem -- the rising price of gasoline.

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...

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...

Libya Rebels Flee Gaddafi's Assault

AP | By RYAN LUCAS | Posted 05.29.2011 | World

RAS LANOUF, Libya (AP) -- Muammar Gaddafi's forces hammered rebels with tanks and rockets, turning their rapid advance into a panicked retreat in an h...

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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.