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Institutions

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In Robert Farley
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On July 4, 2011
Robert Haddick has an appropriate degree of skepticism regarding plans to maintain the Libyan Army in case of Gaddafi’s fall: The “Bremer Hypothesis” may get another test in Libya, as Mitchell seems determined to learn from the presumed error. Mitchell and his colleagues are assuming — or at least hoping — that army and police […]

Libya and the WPA

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In General
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On June 18, 2011
I’ve essentially become resigned to executive branch domination of foreign policy — the only thing that can stop it is for Congress to actually assert its prerogatives, and there’s no reason to believe it will do so.    Still, the DOJ lawyers were right: the idea that the attacks on Libya don’t require congressional authorization is […]

Libya Update

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In Robert Farley
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On May 25, 2011
Been a while, but apparently there’s a war on: Amphibs: Is there anything they can’t do?  The French and British are now deploying attack helicopters from their respective amphibious warships. In a broad strategic sense, this reinforces my belief that the amphib is the ship of the future; it can do just about anything you […]

Airpower!!!

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On May 18, 2011

My WPR column this week is an extension of this post from last week: What has been absent thus far, however, has been the strategic use of airpower: airstrikes designed to induce the regime to concede

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