As Muammar el-Qaddafi’s forces continued their assault on rebels in several cities in Libya, the Pentagon began repositioning Navy warships to support a possible humanitarian or military intervention. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reiterated on Tuesday that establishing a no-flight zone on Libya was “under active consideration,” though such a move would very likely carried out only under a United Nations or NATO mandate. Meanwhile, opposition leaders debated calling on the West for airstrikes under the U.N. banner.
How far should the U.S. and the international community go in intervening in Libya? What are the risks?
High Risks for Acting Now
Kori Schake is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and an associate professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point.… Seguir leyendo »