Category Archives: Libya

The U.S. military’s rush to secure Africa

David Cloud of the LA Times writes an interesting piece on the growing involvement of U.S. Special Forces in North Africa. Typically, small teams have worked in remote and skeletal outposts to train native armed forces across “an arc of … Continue reading

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Drones have remained in Libya; will hunt for Benghazi attackers

A Defense Department official tells Danger Room that the U.S. has kept drone flights flying over Libya, despite the conflict that initially brought them to Libyan airspace ending nearly a year ago. “Yes, we have been flying CAPs since the war … Continue reading

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Gaddafi, drones, and violence

The bloody images of Gaddafi serve to remind us of the bloody reality of war. But it is not just a frantic crowd of Libyan rebels brandishing a disposed leader that produce such violent scenes: drone warfare—despite the views from … Continue reading

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Predator drones first to strike Gaddafi convoy

Nato forces designated Gaddafi as a military target after the former Libyan leader’s forces started firing on civilians as they tried to escape Sirte in a convoy of up to 100 vehicles. It is understood that RAF Tornados were patrolling … Continue reading

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Libyan rebels use drone

According to a press release by Canadian manufacturer Aeryon Labs Inc, the Aeryon Scout Micro UAV has been used by Libyan rebels.

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The War that is not a War – Libya and the War Powers Resolution

Article from TomDispatch on the legal wranglings that allows airstrikes in Libya without Congressional approval. The Obama administration has come up with a remarkable justification for going to war against Libya without the congressional approval required by the Constitution and … Continue reading

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Boehner Challenges Obama’s illegal Libya war

Barack Obama has vigorously defended his right to take military action in Libya without the formal approval of Congress, after Republican leaders challenged his authority amid the right’s growing suspicion of costly foreign military operations. This week the Republican leader … Continue reading

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