Obama Inches Closer to Libya Intervention

Under growing political pressure at home, President Barack Obama inched closer Monday toward committing U.S. military power to at least protecting areas under rebel control, if not ending the 42-year reign of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. For the first time in the three-week-old crisis that looks increasingly like a civil war, Obama spoke about taking … Continue reading “Obama Inches Closer to Libya Intervention”

Kerry Argues for Counterinsurgency Lite

Amid growing speculation and partisan bickering over what President Barack Obama will do about the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, an influential Democratic senator Monday warned against deploying tens of thousands more U.S. troops there. Just back from a diplomatic triumph in Kabul, Sen. John Kerry criticized a military proposal to send some 40,000 more U.S. … Continue reading “Kerry Argues for Counterinsurgency Lite”