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2011 Libyan Civil War

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  • New NATO head selected; former Norway PM boosted his defense budget

    New NATO head selected; former Norway PM boosted his defense budget
    LONDON – NATO named a new leader Friday, tapping a former Norwegian prime minister as it seeks to shore up the alliance amid fears of a new Russian expansionism. Jens Stoltenberg will take the reins from current NATO Secretary General Anders...
  • U.S. Navy SEALs seize fugitive oil tanker

    U.S. Navy SEALs seize fugitive oil tanker
    CAIRO — U.S. Navy SEALs seized control of an oil tanker that had illegally taken on a cargo of crude oil peddled by rebels in Libya who had earlier captured key oil ports, the U.S. military announced early Monday. The seaborne raid, staged off...
  • Libyan rebels try to cash in on oil sales

    Libyan rebels try to cash in on oil sales
    CAIRO -- Confrontation deepened Sunday between Libya’s weak central government and a rebel militia that has launched a brazen bid to sell crude oil and seize the profits for itself. The episode was emblematic of the chaos that has beset the...
  • U.S. coming under fire from Mideast allies, who see retrenchment

    U.S. coming under fire from Mideast allies, who see retrenchment
    WASHINGTON — Five years after President Obama vowed to expand U.S. relations with the Arab world and the broader Middle East, his administration is under fire from allies worried that the United States is scaling back its historic role as a power...
  • Gunfire, political chaos in Libya with attack on parliament

    Gunfire, political chaos in Libya with attack on parliament
    Militiamen loyal to a rogue former general attacked Libya’s parliament building Sunday, state media said, in a new challenge to the authority of the North African nation’s weak central government. The group later reportedly declared it had...
  • McManus: Inching closer to entanglement in Syria

    McManus: Inching closer to entanglement in Syria
    The White House finally made it official last week: Yes, the civil war in Syria is a slippery slope, and yes, we're on it. Nobody in the Obama administration actually used those words, of course. But if you paid attention to what officials said, it...
  • Behind judging First Amendment essay winners

    Behind judging First Amendment essay winners
    After hearing and meeting some of the essay and art contest winners at the Anti-Defamation League’s 2011 Jerold S. Solovy Award Dinner, I left feeling inspired by the thoughtfulness and maturity of these young people. Part of Trib Nation's...
  • Obama administration should not recognize Libyan rebels

    I fail to understand how the Obama administration can legitimately recognize a Libyan rebel group as the official government of that nation ("US recognizes Libya's rebels" July 16). Aren't there some important constitutional and Congressional procedures...
  • The U.S. war in Libya is illegal

    I fail to understand how the Obama administration can legitimately continue the war in Libya. Even though Predator drones are the new weapons of choice and some military gurus feel they are not actual combatants, it's wrong to keep this conflict going...
  • Around Town: Let's do better this time

    Today, one-third of homeless adults are veterans. Half of those are Vietnam vets. On any given night, there are approximately 107,000 homeless veterans. Every night, more than 50,000 Vietnam vets sleep on the streets. There are more than two million...
  • The battle of Tripoli

    The battle of Tripoli
    Col. Moammar Gadhafi's 42-year misrule of the oil-rich African nation of Libya appears finally to be nearing an end. The rebels' surprisingly swift advance into the capital, Tripoli, over the weekend brought large parts of the government's last...