Gauging US Military Strategy in Libya

Monday, March 21, 2011

U.S. and European allies attacked Col. Moammar Gadhafi's forces by air and sea throughout the weekend. The allies also instituted a no-fly zone over Libya, allowing rebel forces to strengthen their hold on the eastern city of Benghazi. But the long-term implications of American military intervention are unclear. Although the Obama administration has called for Gadhafi’s ouster, the U.N. Resolution that authorized intervention did not. And the U.S. is already fighting two wars. How long will the conflict in Libya last?

To investigate these questions is Sam Gardiner, a retired Air Force colonel who has taught strategy and military operations at the National War College.


Col. Sam Gardiner

Produced by:

Noel King and Jillian Weinberger

Comments [1]

Javier Barrera from Miami Fl

Every sovereign nation has internal problems that should be dealt without international intervention. However when a country’s government targets its own citizens with its military, it is the responsibility of the international community to stop it.

Mar. 21 2011 09:58 AM

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