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Obama Reveals His Biggest Foreign Policy Mistake

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

If he could do it all over again, President Barack Obama might have done some things differently in Libya. Sitting down on Friday with The New York...

Liberated Libya at 2: Three Big Questions to Answer Before Future Interventions

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Anything but stable Libya, flooded with weapons and still without a constitution, with remarkably little progress since the fighting ended, may be on the verge of civil war.

Barack Obama's Africa Trip Misses Military Mission Creep on Continent

Michael Shank | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

Not on President Obama's oversight agenda: The troubling ramp up of military and counterterror assistance to these countries and the human rights abuses committed by these same actors. It should be.

8 Things the US Should Be Doing in Libya: Effective Immediately

Ethan Chorin | Posted 07.20.2013 | World
Ethan Chorin

Many in Washington now dismiss further assistance to Libya as useless: the Libyans themselves are fractious and have limited 'absorbtive capacity.' At the same time, it is wrong to say we have no influence in Libya, or that we have no means of increasing that capacity.

GOP Rep. Doubles Down On Obama Impeachment

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama could possibly face impeachment over his administration's handling of the Sept. 11, 2012, anniversary attack in Benghazi, Libya...

Howard Fineman

Campaign 2016 Begins In Benghazi

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Darrell Issa, who made a fortune in car alarms, is now blaring his sirens before the start of a Wednesday hearing on the 2012 terro...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senator Plans To Block Chuck Hagel

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) plans to block two of President Barack Obama's top national security nominees until he gets answers from th...

The Bellicosity of a Democrat's Second Term

Anthony Gregory | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Anthony Gregory

In the last hundred years, starting when early 20th-century progressivism began shaping the ideology of the modern Democratic Party, the trend seems clear: Democrats seem to become more bellicose in their second term.

Joshua Hersh

The Road Forward: Is Obama A Realist Or Moralist On World Stage?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his first term, President Barack Obama went to Cairo and promised not to intervene in the affairs of other countries, let alone invad...

Bachmann Accuses Obama Of Adopting 'False Narrative'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is accusing the Obama Administration of adopting a "false narrative" on the attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, ...

Confusing Presentation Fails To Explain Critical Event

The Daily Beast | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

After weeks of requests and political back and forth, the Obama administration on Thursday shared with Congress video evidence, debriefings, and photo...

GOP Must Learn From the Global Sigh of Relief

Judd Birdsall | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Judd Birdsall

The Republican Party needs to rethink its foreign policy if it wants to win support at home and abroad -- the two are interconnected.

Obama: Substance Not Smears

Michael Smerconish | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Smerconish

I objected when George W. Bush was the subject of undeserved, hyperbolic criticism, but the baseless scorn heaped upon President Obama makes Bush's detractors look diplomatic. The president, the office, and our nation deserve better.

Hyping Benghazi Madness, Right-Wing Projects Its Darkest Obama Fantasies

Eric Boehlert | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Eric Boehlert

The Benghazi story, or specifically the one the GOP Noise Machine is committed to tell about the September 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, perfectly captures the fevered Obama hatred that conservatives have carried throughout his first term.

Eastwood Explains Opposition To 'Suspicious' Obama

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

Film legend Clint Eastwood sat down this week for an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity to criticize President Barack Obama on Libya and praise GOP...

Murkowski 'Outraged,' Running Out Of 'Patience' With White House

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

As reports provide new details about the Sept. 11 anniversary attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) announced ...

Father Of Slain Navy SEAL Challenges Obama

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

Charles Woods, father of Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods -- one of four Americans slain in an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya last month -- is still not sat...

Joshua Hersh

GOP Lawmaker Has No Regrets On Sensitive Docs Dump

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican congressman who has aggressively championed an investigation into the Obama administration's han...

Joshua Hersh

Mitt Romney Made A Deliberate Choice To Avoid Libya

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Mitt Romney's decision not to press President Barack Obama on his administration's failures in Libya was a conscious choice by the...

Emily Swanson

Poll: Voters Unimpressed With Obama Performance On Libya

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

Barack Obama has received strong marks throughout his presidency in most public opinion polls asking about his handling of foreign policy. But on the ...

Joshua Hersh

Foreign Policy Debate: On Libya, Middle East, Obama Faces Tough Questions And Few Easy Answers

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.23.2012 | World

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A few weeks ago, a former CIA analyst and a national security adviser to the campaign of President Barack Obama lost a debate...

Elise Foley

Newt Gingrich: Obama 'Ought To Get Over It'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Republican presidential candidate and House Speaker Newt Gingrich went after the president on Sunday for his handling of the atta...

Elise Foley

Dick Durbin: Darrell Issa Document Dump 'Unconscionable'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Sunday attacked Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, for releasing sens...

Republicans Pounce As More News Emerges On Libya Raid

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sensing a moment of political vulnerability on national security, Republicans pounced Friday on disclosures that President Barack O...

Mother Of Diplomat Slain In Libya: 'My Son Is Not Very Optimal -- He Is Also Very Dead'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

UPDATE 10/20/12 11:10 a.m.: In an interview with the Boston Herald, Pat Smith denied the Daily Mail's report. “It’s all (expletive). They lied....