2011 Libyan uprising

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This is a topic, with start date February 15, 2011 and unknown end date.

Its theme(s) are Africa, Middle East, War.

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United States should impose a no-fly zone

For
Military action is costly, but not as much as apathy by Richard Cohen (The Washington Post, March 28, 2011) (view)
The Triumph of Evil by Bill O'Reilly (Human Events, March 26, 2011) (view)
We Intervene by Leon Wieseltier (The New Republic, March 21, 2011) (view)
It's Not Too Late to Save Libya by Max Boot (The Wall Street Journal, March 16, 2011) (view)
Save Benghazi by National Review editorial board (National Review, March 16, 2011) (view)
Obama's Moment of Truth by Larry Diamond (The New Republic, March 15, 2011) (view)
The United States watches as Moammar Gaddafi gains by The Washington Post editorial board (The Washington Post, March 15, 2011) (view)
Gaddafi has a long history as a killer — and must be stopped by Richard Cohen (The Washington Post, March 14, 2011) (view)
Fiddling While Libya Burns by Anne-Marie Slaughter (The New York Times, March 13, 2011) (view)
The west can't let Gaddafi destroy his people by The Observer editorial board (The Observer, March 13, 2011) (view)
A no-fly zone could prevent a Libyan bloodbath by The Globe and Mail editorial board (The Globe and Mail, March 12, 2011) (view)
David Cameron knows what to do about Libya, but does Barack Obama? by Matthew d'Ancona (The Daily Telegraph, March 12, 2011) (view)
A no-fly zone for Libya by John Kerry (The Washington Post, March 11, 2011) (view)
Darkness Falls by Leon Wieseltier (The New Republic, March 11, 2011) (view)
Free Libya's cry by Amir Taheri (New York Post, March 11, 2011) (view)
The Case for a No-Fly Zone by Nicholas D. Kristof (The New York Times, March 9, 2011) (view)
A moral obligation to intervene by Jamie Fly (USA Today, March 4, 2011) (view)
A no-fly zone over Libya deserves more consideration by The Washington Post editorial board (The Washington Post, March 2, 2011) (view)
Enforce a no-fly zone on Libya by Michael Rubin (USA Today, February 24, 2011) (view)
Time to muzzle Libya’s mad dog by Financial Times editorial board (Financial Times, February 24, 2011) (view)
Against
Libyan rebels to NATO: Get lost by The Washington Times editorial board (The Washington Times, April 6, 2011) (view)
The haze of humanitarian imperialism by George F. Will (The Washington Post, April 6, 2011) (view)
If there's no mission, when’s it accomplished? by Mark Steyn (The Orange County Register, April 1, 2011) (view)
The Libyan Job by William Saletan (Slate, March 28, 2011) (view)
U.S.'s Lose-Lose War Objective in Libya: A Tie by Arnold Ahlert (Human Events, March 26, 2011) (view)
Do-gooders in a land with no good guys by Mark Steyn (The Orange County Register, March 25, 2011) (view)
The Libya Intervention by The Nation editorial board (The Nation, March 24, 2011) (view)
A war we don't need by David Harsanyi (The Denver Post, March 23, 2011) (view)
Blithely off to war by George F. Will (New York Post, March 22, 2011) (view)
More bombs bursting in Libya. What for? by Michael Kinsley (Los Angeles Times, March 22, 2011) (view)
An act of war without consent by The Denver Post editorial board (The Denver Post, March 21, 2011) (view)
The Case Against Our Attack on Libya by Michael Walzer (The New Republic, March 21, 2011) (view)
A cloudy future in Libya for U.S. by The Denver Post editorial board (The Denver Post, March 19, 2011) (view)
We don't know what we're doing by David Warren (Ottawa Citizen, March 19, 2011) (view)
What's our plan? by James Jay Carafano (New York Post, March 18, 2011) (view)
Be Ruthless or Stay Out by Roger Cohen (The New York Times, March 17, 2011) (view)
Iraq Then, Libya Now by Ross Douthat (The New York Times, March 13, 2011) (view)
In Search of Monsters by Maureen Dowd (The New York Times, March 12, 2011) (view)
Libya: The illusion of force by The Guardian editorial board (The Guardian, March 10, 2011) (view)
Proceed with caution on military intervention in Libya by The Orange County Register editorial board (The Orange County Register, March 10, 2011) (view)
'No-fly zone' is a euphemism for war. We'd be mad to try it by Simon Jenkins (The Guardian, March 9, 2011) (view)
For now, US must resist call for no-fly zone over Libya by The Boston Globe editorial board (The Boston Globe, March 8, 2011) (view)
On Libya, too many questions by George F. Will (The Orange County Register, March 8, 2011) (view)
The U.S. Should Keep Out of Libya by Richard Haass (The Wall Street Journal, March 8, 2011) (view)
Careful with Gadhafi by The Philadelphia Inquirer editorial board (The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 4, 2011) (view)
No-fly zone in Libya holds more risks than rewards by USA Today editorial board (USA Today, March 4, 2011) (view)
No to a no-fly zone in Libya by Los Angeles Times editorial board (Los Angeles Times, March 2, 2011) (view)
Counter Gadhafi with coordinated response by USA Today editorial board (USA Today, February 24, 2011) (view)
Mixed
Forging new ground with no-fly zone by Juliette Kayyem (The Boston Globe, March 11, 2011) (view)
Washington’s Options on Libya by The New York Times editorial board (The New York Times, March 8, 2011) (view)
No-fly zone for Libya should not be ruled out by The Sydney Morning Herald editorial board (The Sydney Morning Herald, March 7, 2011) (view)
President Obama has been wisely cautious about military responses to Khadafy's bloody repression by New York Daily News editorial board (New York Daily News, March 6, 2011) (view)

United States should not have intervened

For
'Victory' in Libya by Steve Chapman (Chicago Tribune, August 25, 2011) (view)
Against
‘Thank You, America!’ by Nicholas D. Kristof (The New York Times, August 31, 2011) (view)
Libya nears end of a brutal era by The Denver Post editorial board (The Denver Post, August 23, 2011) (view)
Libyan rebels cheer, but story not over by USA Today editorial board (USA Today, August 22, 2011) (view)
Mixed
Intervention after Libya by The Guardian editorial board (The Guardian, August 24, 2011) (view)


All items that address this topic (57 total)


TitleAuthorSourceDate
Time to muzzle Libya’s mad dogFinancial Times editorial boardFinancial Times24 February 2011
Counter Gadhafi with coordinated responseUSA Today editorial boardUSA Today24 February 2011
Enforce a no-fly zone on LibyaMichael RubinUSA Today24 February 2011
No to a no-fly zone in LibyaLos Angeles Times editorial boardLos Angeles Times2 March 2011
A no-fly zone over Libya deserves more considerationThe Washington Post editorial boardThe Washington Post2 March 2011
A moral obligation to interveneJamie FlyUSA Today4 March 2011
No-fly zone in Libya holds more risks than rewardsUSA Today editorial boardUSA Today4 March 2011
Careful with GadhafiThe Philadelphia Inquirer editorial boardThe Philadelphia Inquirer4 March 2011
President Obama has been wisely cautious about military responses to Khadafy's bloody repressionNew York Daily News editorial boardNew York Daily News6 March 2011
No-fly zone for Libya should not be ruled outThe Sydney Morning Herald editorial boardThe Sydney Morning Herald7 March 2011
For now, US must resist call for no-fly zone over LibyaThe Boston Globe editorial boardThe Boston Globe8 March 2011
The U.S. Should Keep Out of LibyaRichard HaassThe Wall Street Journal8 March 2011
On Libya, too many questionsGeorge F. WillThe Orange County Register8 March 2011
Washington’s Options on LibyaThe New York Times editorial boardThe New York Times8 March 2011
The Case for a No-Fly ZoneNicholas D. KristofThe New York Times9 March 2011
'No-fly zone' is a euphemism for war. We'd be mad to try itSimon JenkinsThe Guardian9 March 2011
Proceed with caution on military intervention in LibyaThe Orange County Register editorial boardThe Orange County Register10 March 2011
Libya: The illusion of forceThe Guardian editorial boardThe Guardian10 March 2011
A no-fly zone for LibyaJohn KerryThe Washington Post11 March 2011
Darkness FallsLeon WieseltierThe New Republic11 March 2011
Forging new ground with no-fly zoneJuliette KayyemThe Boston Globe11 March 2011
Free Libya's cryAmir TaheriNew York Post11 March 2011
In Search of MonstersMaureen DowdThe New York Times12 March 2011
David Cameron knows what to do about Libya, but does Barack Obama?Matthew d'AnconaThe Daily Telegraph12 March 2011
A no-fly zone could prevent a Libyan bloodbathThe Globe and Mail editorial boardThe Globe and Mail12 March 2011
Iraq Then, Libya NowRoss DouthatThe New York Times13 March 2011
Fiddling While Libya BurnsAnne-Marie SlaughterThe New York Times13 March 2011
The west can't let Gaddafi destroy his peopleThe Observer editorial boardThe Observer13 March 2011
Gaddafi has a long history as a killer — and must be stoppedRichard CohenThe Washington Post14 March 2011
Obama's Moment of TruthLarry DiamondThe New Republic15 March 2011
The United States watches as Moammar Gaddafi gainsThe Washington Post editorial boardThe Washington Post15 March 2011
Save BenghaziNational Review editorial boardNational Review16 March 2011
It's Not Too Late to Save LibyaMax BootThe Wall Street Journal16 March 2011
Be Ruthless or Stay OutRoger CohenThe New York Times17 March 2011
What's our plan?James Jay CarafanoNew York Post18 March 2011
We don't know what we're doingDavid WarrenOttawa Citizen19 March 2011
A cloudy future in Libya for U.S.The Denver Post editorial boardThe Denver Post19 March 2011
An act of war without consentThe Denver Post editorial boardThe Denver Post21 March 2011
The Case Against Our Attack on LibyaMichael WalzerThe New Republic21 March 2011
We InterveneLeon WieseltierThe New Republic21 March 2011
More bombs bursting in Libya. What for?Michael KinsleyLos Angeles Times22 March 2011
Blithely off to warGeorge F. WillNew York Post22 March 2011
A war we don't needDavid HarsanyiThe Denver Post23 March 2011
The Libya InterventionThe Nation editorial boardThe Nation24 March 2011
Do-gooders in a land with no good guysMark SteynThe Orange County Register25 March 2011
U.S.'s Lose-Lose War Objective in Libya: A TieArnold AhlertHuman Events26 March 2011
The Triumph of EvilBill O'ReillyHuman Events26 March 2011
The Libyan JobWilliam SaletanSlate28 March 2011
Military action is costly, but not as much as apathyRichard CohenThe Washington Post28 March 2011
If there's no mission, when’s it accomplished?Mark SteynThe Orange County Register1 April 2011
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