The seven month NATO operation that helped rebels in Libya drive Col. Moammar Gadhafi from power has been heralded as a model air war that utilized technology to deliver blunt force while minimizing civilian causalities. But according to an investigation by The New York Times, dozens of Libyan civilians were killed by NATO airstrikes during the operation, which ended on October 31. The Times estimates that between 40 and 70 people, including at least 29 women and children, were killed by NATO.
C.J. Chivers, war correspondent for The New York Times, reported on the story, and discusses what The Times found in Libya.