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Ragtag

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In Robert Farley
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On March 24, 2011
This leaves me feeling skeptical about the rebels chances: After the uprising, the rebels stumbled as they tried to organize. They did a poor job of defining themselves when Libyans and the outside world tried to figure out what they stood for. And now, as they try to defeat Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s armed forces and […]
Well, this doesn’t seem very bloody impressive: As the military operation continued over Libya on Monday, there was some confusion about which country or organization is actually leading it, and for how long. France, Britain and the United States are in charge of their own operations, which each have different code names. The participants are […]

Libya Update

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In Robert Farley
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On March 21, 2011
Gaddafi Loyalist forces falling back: Rebel forces, battered and routed by loyalist fighters just the day before, began to regroup in the east as allied warplanes destroyed dozens of government armored vehicles near the rebel capital, Benghazi, leaving a field of burned wreckage along the coastal road to the city. By nightfall, the rebels had […]
Some Libya links: USAF assets include F-16C, F-15E, and B-2.  No F-22s.  There was some excitement on the part of Air Force types regarding the use of the F-22 to enforce the no fly zone, but may not be in the cards.  Yet another conflict where the F-22 is too advanced for its own good… […]

Huh. Wow.

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On March 20, 2011

Peggy Noonan said something insightful.  This may well be the most shocking event of 2011 thus far. The biggest takeaway, the biggest foreign-policy fact, of the past decade is this: America has to b

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