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Live Chat: Libya Intervention 101

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tuesday at Noon, join WNYC's Brian Lehrer, Foreign Policy's Elizabeth Dickinson, and It's A Free Country's Jody Avirgan for a live chat about the Libya intervention. We'll discuss US diplomacy, the UN military strategy, and what's next in the conflict.

»» Brian Writes: Here are a few of the questions on my mind today.

  • Would Gaddafi's government simply crumble without him? If so, why not just arrest or kill HIM instead of ruining the country's military and killing OTHER people?
  • Are civilians being killed?
  • Who are these rebels we've never met and how do we know what do they want?
  • How will we know victory when we see it?
  • What's the best expert guess on how long this will take?

What basic questions do you have? Join us at noon!

The Takeaway

Operation Odyssey Dawn in Full Effect

Monday, March 21, 2011

U.S., British, and French coalition forces began Operation Odyssey Dawn Saturday, firing missiles into Libya to enforce a U.N. mandated no-fly zone. Tanks and air defenses were targeted to curb Col. Moammar Gadhafi's deadly assault on rebel forces. A building in Gadhafi's compound reportedly was hit by a missile, though the Pentagon insists this is not an attempt to overthrow Gadhafi. The New York Times' Elisabeth Bumiller looks at the weekend's events and talks about the Pentagon's plan.

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It's A Free Country ®

Yes or No No-Fly

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I don't think the U.S. should be intervening when asked by the Arab League, I mean we've never really asked the Arab League for permission to do anything else in the region.

Micah Zenko, fellow for conflict prevention at the Council of Foreign Relations, on the Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Debating the No-Fly Zone

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Micah Zenko, fellow for conflict prevention at the Council of Foreign Relations and author of Between Threats and War: U.S. Discrete Military Operations in the Post-Cold War World; and Bruce Jentleson, professor of public policy and political science at Duke University, author of  American Foreign Policy: The Dynamics of Choice in the 21st Century debate whether or not there should be a no-fly zone over Libya.

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