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New Libyan Army

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In Robert Farley
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On November 6, 2011
Interesting WaPo piece on the future of the Libyan Army: “Creating a new army is not going to be by an official statement or resolution. It has to come after a negotiation,” said Anis Sharif, a spokesman for Abdulhakim Belhadj, an Islamist seen as the dominant militia leader in Tripoli. Reining in the militias is […]

Civ-Milling About…

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In Robert Farley
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On October 20, 2010
My new column on civil-military relations is up at WPR. I would also heartily recommend that everyone read (or re-read, as the case may be) Charles Dunlap’s 1992 article “Origins of the Coup of 2012.” Dunlap makes some predictions that go astray (including unification of the military), and he doesn’t get the symbolic role of […]

Hearts are Breaking…

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In Robert Farley
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On March 25, 2010
No President Petraeus: I thought I’d said no about as many ways as I could. I really do mean no. We have all these artful ways of doing it. I’ve tried Shermanesque responses, which everybody goes and finds out what Sherman said was pretty unequivocally no. I’ve done several different ways. I’ve tried quoting the […]
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