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Libya: The Politics of Intervention

Friday, March 18, 2011

Following the imposition of a no-fly zone on Libya by the UN Security Council, President Barack Obama gave a speech Friday outlining what the United States will and will not do to counter Moammar Gadhafi's brutal regime, and the factors influencing his administration's decision.

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For Libya, What's Next After No-Fly?

Friday, March 18, 2011

This is now a direct, full-scale intervention. The no-fly zone, I think even from the beginning it was clear, was going to essentially be a slippery slope into other things...It was always a fake debate, a fake issue in the sense that it would not matter on the ground, it would not change the equation, and it was always going to be in this direction.

Steve Clemons, director of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation and the man behind the popular political blog "The Washington Note" on the Brian Lehrer Show.

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