As Airstrikes on Libya Continue, Lessons in History

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

NATO increased airstrikes on Libya Wednesday morning, bombarding Gadhafi forces with the heaviest assault since the air campaign started over two-months ago. However, Col. Moammar Gadhafi does not seem any closer to relinquishing power than he did two months ago. What is NATO doing wrong? Robert Haddick, managing editor of Small Wars Journal, says NATO will look to past successful campaigns, such as Kosovo, and try to implement that success to Libya. Haddick explains that there is an element of coercion and pressure implicit in these attacks aimed at getting Gadhafi's leadership to crack.


Robert Haddick

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David J Fazekas

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