10:51 AM, Dec 19, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Concerned Veterans for America has launched a new video series on the failures of the Obama administration's foreign policy doctrine of "leading from behind." The launch begins with Libya as a case study in what's gone wrong with U.S. foreign relations. Watch the video below:
“Libya is a prime example of why Obama’s strategy of ‘leading from behind’ makes the world a more dangerous place and America less secure,” said Pete Hegseth, CVA's CEO, in a statement. “The Obama administration touted the military operations against Libya in 2011 as an example of their new and improved national security strategy – war from the air, no footprint on the ground, and allies taking the lead. But the current chaos in Libya today shows that that strategy has been a complete failure that has only emboldened and strengthened radical Islamic groups that threaten not only the region, but also America and America’s allies."
4:44 PM, Sep 7, 2012 • By ANN MARLOWE
I first visited Zwara on August 23 of last year, just as the local revolutionaries were liberating their city from the now deposed regime of Col. Muammar Qaddafi.
9:25 AM, Jul 13, 2012 • By LEE SMITH
On Tuesday, Russia announced it was sending 11 warships to the Mediterranean—some of which would dock in Syria, where Moscow keeps a base in Tartus.
Amid an economic boom, Sabratha comes into its own.5:20 PM, Apr 3, 2012 • By ANN MARLOWE
The future here was hard to discern when I was last here in November. Would it gradually descend into conflict between militias, or would it enjoy some level of security? Would the town’s Salafi contingent rule, or would Sabratha come under the sway of a more moderate Islam?
9:33 AM, Oct 20, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
The New York Times reports:
TRIPOLI, Libya — Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, the former Libyan strongman who fled into hiding after rebels toppled his regime two months ago in the Arab Spring’s most violent uprising, was killed Thursday as fighters battling the vestiges of his loyalist forces wrested control of his hometown of Surt, the interim government announced.
1:17 PM, Sep 14, 2011 • By ANNE BAYEFSKY
The U.N. has quietly released the list of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that will be allowed to attend its “anti-racism” conference on September 22, 2011 in New York.
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10:39 AM, Sep 2, 2011 • By DALIBOR ROHAC
As heartening as it is to see Muammar Qaddafi lose his grip on power, our expectations of Libya's future need to take into account this ethnically diverse country’s complicated reality. The biggest problem is Libya's enormous oil reserves.
9:35 AM, Sep 2, 2011 • By ANN MARLOWE
Libya—Here, west of Tripoli, the revolutionaries are fighting largely without direction from Benghazi's Transitional National Council. I’m traveling with three Sabratha fighters—Rowad, his brother Ahmed, and their cousin Mansur. The goal is to get to the frontline at Adjilat, where they plan to join a large force campaigning against one of the remaining groups of Qaddafi loyalists.
5:47 PM, Aug 30, 2011 • By LEE SMITH
Earlier today, Syrian security forces arrested the brother of a Syrian opposition leader in exile, Radwan Ziadeh, who is now a George Washington University visiting scholar.
4:03 PM, Aug 29, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
Last week, when Libyan tyrant Muammar Qaddafi had reportedly fallen from power, Senator John McCain, along with his colleague Senator Lindsey Graham, issued (in part) the following statement: