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War in Libya

War in Libya : Analysis
Mustafa Abdel-Jalil, head of Libya's transitional government, with leaders of the National Army at a news conference after Moammar Gadhafi's death: Libya's new regime will run the country according to Sharia law.

Islamic law for Libya: Will we end up missing Gadhafi?

Libya's interim leader declares that the new Libya will be based on sharia law — and critics of the war are quick to say, "I told you so"

War in Libya : Burning Question
A damaged building within Moammar Gadhafi's Tripoli compound: The former Libyan leader siphoned off billions and billions of dollars of his oil-rich country's wealth for personal use.

Where are Moammar Gadhafi's billions?

Everybody knows Gadhafi siphoned off much of Libya's oil wealth. But many don't realize just how massive his fortune really was

War in Libya : Slideshow
Moammar Gadhafi’s ‘eccentric’ life and ‘brutal’ rule: A slideshow

Moammar Gadhafi’s ‘eccentric’ life and ‘brutal’ rule: A slideshow

There was no one like him and, hopefully, there will never be another like him again

War in Libya : Controversy
A boy holds up an "Execute Gadhafi" poster during a protest earlier this year: Video footage of the Libyan despot's death this week prompted debate about the use of bloody imagery in news reporting.

The Gadhafi death images: Too graphic?

The media made a grisly video of the Libyan leader's last moments widely available. Was it necessary to tell the story?

War in Libya : Forecast
Libyans celebrate the death of Moammar Gadhafi Thursday in Tripoli: Libya's successful overthrow may re-energize the Arab Spring movement.

What's next for Libya: 4 theories

For Libyans, Moammar Gadhafi's bloody death marks the end of a 42-year era of repression. Will the future be better?  

War in Libya : Opinion Brief
President Obama: Deserving?

Is Obama hogging credit for Gadhafi's death?

President Obama hailed the death of Libya's longtime dictator, and the NATO mission that hastened his end. Do you get credit for "leading from behind"?

War in Libya : The Bullpen
Daniel Larison

Daniel Larison: The war in Libya is still a failure

Much of the world hails Moammar Gadhafi's death as a triumph for the West. But the war that toppled him remains misguided and illegal

War in Libya : Fact Sheet
A video screen shot shows Moammar Gadhafi, covered in blood, being pulled from a truck and hauled off by NTC fighters in Sirte.

How Gadhafi was killed: What we know

An account of what happened in the minutes leading up to — and just after — the disgraced Libyan dictator's death on Thursday

War in Libya : First Reactions
Rebel fighters celebrate the fall of Sirte Thursday, after which the new Libyan government announced the death of deposed leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Moammar Gadhafi reported dead: First reactions

Sirte falls, and the deposed Libyan leader is reportedly killed by rebel forces. Time to celebrate?

War in Libya : Opinion Brief
A Moammar Gadhafi military aircraft reportedly destroyed by NATO air strikes: NATO is still bombing Sirte, Gadhafi's hometown and last remaining stronghold.

Is it time for NATO to stop bombing Libya?

Moammar Gadhafi is out of power and on the run. So what is NATO still doing in North Africa?

War in Libya : Opinion Brief
A rebel fighter and crates of shells in a Tripoli factory: Moammar Gadhafi's abandoned arsenal of missiles and chemical weapons could pose a big threat if it falls into the wrong hands.

Libya: A terrorist 'arms bazaar'?

The rebels have toppled Moammar Gadhafi and sent his army scrambling. Now if only Libya's new leaders could round up the despot's weapons

War in Libya : The List
Rebel fighters drive near a destroyed military base about 20 miles east of Bani Wild, an oasis town in which some believe Moammar Gadhafi is hiding.

Gadhafi's last stand: Where is he hiding?

The ousted Libyan leader is still on the lam — and he's running out of safe havens

War in Libya : Analysis
Moammar Gadhafi in 2009: The Libyan leader's spy agency was surprisingly tight with the CIA, according to new reports.

The Gadhafi regime's secret memos: 4 revelations

As Libyan rebels surround the final holdouts of the collapsed regime, details of the despot's secret ties to China and the CIA trickle out

War in Libya : Opinion Brief
A man inspects a pro-Gadhafi vehicle bombed by NATO: While Libyan rebels were helped by NATO's air war, some say this will be the alliance's last military intervention.

Is Libya NATO's last hurrah?

The air war is being cheered by Western powers as a major success — though arguably, this won't be the first of many humanitarian interventions, but the last

War in Libya : Opinion Brief
A Libyan shows an old photo of Moammar Gadhafi, his son Seif al Islam and his wife: While Gadhafi eludes rebel forces, members of his family have controversially taken refuge in Algeria.

Will Algeria regret sheltering Gadhafi's family?

Libya's neighbor says it's offering refuge to the despot's wife and children as a humanitarian gesture — but not everyone believes the Gadhafis deserve such courtesy

War in Libya : Opinion Brief
Protesters burn a photo of Moammar Gadhafi: Already, Libya's new leaders are debating how to deal with the toppled despot once he is caught.

What's the best way to bring Gadhafi to justice?

Libya's former leader is still on the run, but the North African nation's new bosses are already debating what to do when they nab the despot

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