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    Senate Resolution Requesting No-Fly Zone in Libya Changed in Secret

    On March 1 the U.S. Senate passed a resolution by unanimous consent calling for a no-fly zone in Libya. Many Senators are angry, because they feel like they were the subject of a bait and switch. The resolution was advertised as a condemnation of the human rights situation in Libya, … More

    A No-Fly Zone over Libya? Take a Deep Breath First

    What to do about Libya? First of all, we need to be clear about our national interests. Since we have lived with the Muammar Qadhafi regime for years—and particularly because Libya gave up its weapons of mass destruction program—there is no immediate vital national interest requiring the use of force. … More

    Libyan Security and the Sixth Fleet

    In the ongoing debate about U.S. policy choices regarding Libya, one of the elephants in the room has been American aircraft carriers. Or, more precisely, where are American carriers, which could provide aircraft for enforcing a no-fly zone as well as protection for any non-combatant evacuation operation? The reality is … More