As NATO continues its campaign against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s forces and to their attacks on Libyan civilians, Great Britain announced today it will send military officers to advise rebels fighters.
Intense fighting continues between rebels and Moammar Gadhafi’s forces as NATO nations met in Qatar to debate their next steps in Libya. Gwen Ifill discusses the NATO rift with the Institute for Policy Studies’ Emira Woods and the Brookings Institution’s Shadi Hamid.
Robert Kaplan thinks that Gaddafi, Gbagbo, and Saleh refuse to back down out of fealty to their tribes.
Opulent religious rhetoric is once again employed to justify absurd military actions.
Coming to terms with NATO’s intervention in the Libyan civil war is a little like wresting a grizzly bear: big, hairy, and likely to make one pretty uncomfortable no matter where you grab a hold of it.
Robert Naiman and Ian Williams go head to head on the Libyan War.
Hillary Clinton speaks highly of democracy in the abstract but quickly loses enthusiasm as the reality approaches.
With the military intervention underway, our job now is to make sure it does not escalate into full-scale invasion, and to try to end it as soon as possible. And then to work as hard as we can to support the efforts to consolidate and expand the extraordinary accomplishments of the uprisings of the 2011 Arab Spring, in Libya and the rest of the region.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that the U.S. has not yet decided whether to send weapons to Libya’s struggling opposition movement. Jim Lehrer discusses the arms issue with the Institute for Policy Studies’ Emira Woods and Mansour El-Kikhia of the University of Texas at San Antonio.
There are rumblings that U.S. and NATO airstrikes on Libya might leave both mired in that country.
If giving up nuclear weapons doesn’t immunize a leader from regime change, what does?
“In essence, the U.S. runs the show that is taking over running the show.” — AP
Should progressives drop their reflexive opposition to use of force overseas that’s not in the service of national defense?