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War in Libya : Opinion Brief
David Petraeus' testimony on the deadly Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi might put to rest rumors that his affair was revealed to keep him from telling Congress what he knows about the siege.

How important will David Petraeus' Benghazi testimony be?

Days after stepping down as CIA director, Petraeus agrees to tell Congress what he knows about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomats in Libya

 
War in Libya : Essay
Chris Jeon mans an anti-aircraft weapon in Ras Lanuf, Libya.

Spring break in Libya

College student Chris Jeon hungered for "real" experience, says Joshua Davis. So he joined a revolution

 
War in Libya : Analysis
President Obama, along with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, make a statement on the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens on Sept. 12.

Hillary Clinton takes responsibility for Benghazi security: 4 consequences

Will Clinton's mea culpa shield President Obama from Mitt Romney's criticism over Obama's handling of the deadly Libya attack?

 
War in Libya : The List
State Department officials are sworn in at a congressional hearing on Oct. 10, before testifying on the security situation leading up to the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, Libya.

Congress' hyper-partisan Benghazi hearings: The fallout

A GOP-led committee aggressively questions State Department officials about the assault that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens. What happens next?

 
War in Libya : Timeline
President Obama, accompanied by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaks during the Transfer of Remains Ceremony on Sept. 14 for the return of the Americans killed during the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack.

The White House's evolving story on the Benghazi attack: A timeline

Republicans accuse the Obama administration of trying to cover up evidence that the Sept. 11 Libya siege that killed four Americans was the work of terrorists

 
War in Libya : Opinion Brief
Mitt Romney says the Obama administration is doing its "very best" to keep Americans in the dark about what happened in Benghazi.

Who's politicizing the Libya attack: The White House or the GOP?

Mitt Romney and other Republicans are attacking President Obama for stonewalling on what really happened in Benghazi

 
War in Libya : Instant Guide
The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi aflame during the attack that left Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others dead.

What really happened in Benghazi? A guide

What was first reported as a Libyan protest turned violent may have been a carefully staged attack on the U.S. Consulate — on the anniversary of 9/11

 
War in Libya : The List
A woman shows off her inked finger and celebrates casting her vote during Libya's first election since the end of Moammar Gadhafi's 42-year reign last year.

Libya's joyous election: 3 takeaways

Libyans celebrate the first free elections in their country in decades. Milestones aside, what does the vote say about the country's prospects for democracy?

 
War in Libya : The Bullpen
Daniel Larison

Daniel Larison: The enduring failure of democracy promotion abroad

The American quest to spread freedom to autocrat-ruled nations is widely popular among foreign policy wonks. Too bad it doesn't work

 
War in Libya : The Bullpen
Daniel Larison

Daniel Larison: A year later, Libya is still a mess

After the West's much-ballyhood intervention, Libya is dominated by a complex tangle of violent militias — and the chaos is spilling into neighboring countries

 
War in Libya : Opinion Brief
Libyan rebels fire at one of Moammar Gadhafi's jets in March 2011: A year later, Gadhafi is dead, but Libya is still at war with itself.

Is Libya worse off without Gadhafi?

A year ago, a revolt began that would eventually topple Moammar Gadhafi. Today, Libya remains dangerously unstable

 
War in Libya : Forecast
Saif al-Islam Gadhafi (bottom, center) sits with his captors in Libya's Obari airport: The 39-year-old, British-educated Saif had been the last of Moammar Gadhafi's sons to evade capture.

Saif al-Islam Gadhafi's arrest: 4 key questions

The last of Moammar Gadhafi's sons is in custody. What now?

 
War in Libya : Instant Guide
The late Moammar Gadhafi, pictured here in 1981, at the height of his rule in Libya.

Moammar Gadhafi's 'unlikely' Brooklyn pen pal

The America-bashing, Israel-hating Libyan dictator had a nice long-distance friendship with a Jewish florist in Brooklyn. Who knew?

 
War in Libya : Opinion Brief
Moammar Gadhafi's eldest son, Saif al-Islam, is reportedly negotiating a surrender in order to avoid the fate of his father and brother, who died in rebel custody.

Gadhafi's son's surrender request: What should Libya do?

Saif al-Islam wants to face war crimes charges at The Hague — reportedly because he's afraid of what will happen if his countrymen catch him

 
War in Libya : Opinion Brief
A man walks past buildings destroyed during fighting in Sirte, Libya: The U.N. is dissolving its mandate for a no-fly zone, though some say the fledgling government isn't ready for the West to leave just yet.

Should NATO stay longer in Libya?

The U.N. prepares to scrap NATO's no-fly zone, and Libya's interim leaders worry that their fragile peace might unravel

 
War in Libya : Opinion Brief
A Pakistani paper reports Moammar Gadhafi's death: New footage of the former Libyan leader's last moments reveal acts of apparent torture and sodomy.

Should rebel fighters pay for torturing Gadhafi before his death?

Human rights activists demand justice after cell phone photos of the deposed Libyan dictator's last moments suggest he may have been tortured

 
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