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Libya: The Case Against Limitation

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The U.S. is expected to hand over control of the Libya mission to NATO, according to Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. The handoff had been expected for a couple of days, and had recently been stalled becuase of Turkish intervention. Ankara was specifically worried that the bombing campaign would extend beyond its goal of “protecting civlians.” […]

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Executive Order 13,526: Talk of Transparency without Teeth to Enforce It

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In December 2009, President Obama signed into effect Executive Order 13,526, “Classified National Security Information,” which amended the manner in which intelligence agencies classify and declassify sensitive information. The Order carried over virtually all provisions laid out in its predecessor orders from the George W. Bush and Clinton administrations; however, it did make significant changes […]

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The Goldilocks Military Plan: Is the U.S. Doing Too Much or Too Little for Libya?

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As international efforts to create a no-fly zone over Libya continue, debates continue to grow over the UN Resolution itself, along with the role the United States should play in protecting civilians under attack from Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi’s government. UN Security Resolution 1973 authorizes a no-fly zone over Libya as well as “to take […]

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KSM and Co-conspirators to be Tried by Military Tribunal

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The White House finally made the decision. On the same day that President Obama announced his plan to run for reelection, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that a military tribunal, not a civilian, federal court, would try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the avowed 9/11 mastermind, and four other alleged conspirators.[] The decision marks a sharp reversal […]

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Libya: National Interest?

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Each day new information regarding the extent of US involvement in Libya is released. Recently we found out about CIA agents present on the ground in Libya. Apparently there have been CIA operatives on the ground for several weeks now after President Obama signed a secret finding authorizing the CIA to support Libyan rebels; it […]

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