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War in Libya : Slideshow
Photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, who were killed in Libya Wednesday, braved many war zones to document lives very different from the ones they lived in the U.S.

Remembering photojournalists Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros

Two courageous western photographers are killed covering the war in Libya. Here, some of the stunning images they captured in their daring careers

 
War in Libya : Opinion Brief
Libyan rebels will soon get the help of about 20 European military advisers, who will help with logistics, but not with any actual fighting.

Libyan rebels get Western advisers: A sign of mission creep?

Britain and France are sending the struggling anti-Gadhafi rebels about 20 military advisers. Isn't this how Vietnam started?  

 
War in Libya : Opinion Brief
A rebel fighter ducks from incoming fire on a street in downtown Misrata, Libya: The EU may send up to 1,000 soldiers to ensure humanitarian aid reaches this rebel stronghold.

Should Europe send troops to Libya?

As civilian deaths mount in rebel-held territory, European leaders consider a military mission to help deliver humanitarian aid

 
War in Libya : Best Column
NATO's Libya involvement may be a "wake-up call for Europeans," who may see little value in investing in defense, says James Joyner in Foreign Policy.

Why the Libya conflict shows NATO at its finest

NATO has caught some flak for its misfires in Libya, says James Joyner in Foreign Policy, but the alliance will ultimately prove its value there

 
War in Libya : In-depth briefing
Obama ordered the U.S. military to attack Libya, but according to the Constitution Congress ultimately holds the power to declare War.

The power to declare war

President Obama ordered the U.S. military to attack Libya without congressional approval. Was this legal?

 
War in Libya : Opinion Brief
A wounded rebel walks a desolate road in eastern Libya: Despite the backing of the West, anti-Gadhafi forces are on the defensive, and struggling economically and militarily.

Are economic sanctions actually helping Gadhafi?

Europe is ratcheting up sanctions against Libya, even as reports emerge that Moammar Gadhafi is adapting to Libya's economic isolation better than his rebel opponents

 
War in Libya : Opinion Brief
Libyan rebels celebrate Sunday as word spread that embattled leader Moammar Gadhafi had accepted the African Union's peace plan to end the country's civil war.

Can the African Union end the Libya war?

Moammar Gadhafi reportedly accepts a ceasefire plan proposed by African Union leaders. Is this just a ruse? And if not, would the rebels sign on?

 
War in Libya : Opinion Brief
A Libyan rebel shouts in anger as his comrades withdraw Thursday: A NATO air strike may be at fault for the deaths of at least five rebels this week.

Are the allies bungling Libya?

As Moammar Gadhafi proves more resilient than expected, friendly-fire deaths increase tensions between Libya's rebels and NATO

 
War in Libya : Opinion Brief
Former Rep. Curt Weldon (R-Pa.) is visiting Libya to try and convince Moammar Gadhafi to step aside.

Can an ex-congressman convince Gadhafi to step down?

Former Rep. Curt Weldon (R-Pa.) visits Libya to push the north African nation's embattled despot to give up. Any chance Gadhafi will listen?

 
War in Libya : Best Column
The Libyan rebels don't need weapons from the U.S. to oust Moammar Gadhafi, says Robert Haddick at Foreign Policy. They need months (if not years) of military training.

Libya's rebels: Train them, don't arm them

The White House is debating whether to send weapons to the struggling anti-Gadhafi rebels, says Robert Haddick in Foreign Policy. What they really need is boot camp  

 
War in Libya : Opinion Brief
Saif al-Islam Gadhafi and his brother have reportedly offered to push their father, Moammer Gadhafi, aside and direct Libya into a constitutional democracy themselves.

Would Gadhafi's son be any better than his father?

Saif Gadhafi is reportedly shopping a peace deal that would see him replace his dad, Moammar Gadhafi, and then bring democracy to Libya. Could that really work?

 
War in Libya : Opinion Brief
Libya's Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa fled to Britain on Wednesday, leaving political writers wondering if this is finally the beginning of the end for Moammar Gadhafi.

Moussa Koussa's defection: 'Devastating' for Gadhafi?

Libya's foreign minister ditches Moammar Gadhafi. Is this an isolated setback, or the beginning of regime change?

 
War in Libya : Opinion Brief
LIbyan rebels ride a tank in the eastern part of the country: The anti-Gadhafi forces are led by a former Gadhafi army commander... and possible CIA plant.

Are Libyan rebels being led by a CIA plant?

Until recently, Khalifa Hifter — who's leading the anti-Gadhafi forces — lived five miles from CIA headquarters in Virginia. Coincidence?

 
War in Libya : Opinion Brief
While U.S. and British leaders have said Moammar Gadhafi should be prosecuted for war crimes, Italy would reportedly like the Libyan dictator to go into exile, if anyone would take him.

Will anyone offer Gadhafi asylum?

Western leaders make an 11th-hour push to get Libya's Moammar Gadhafi to accept exile

 
War in Libya : Opinion Brief
A rebel fires a rocket at forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi earlier this month: U.S. officials are debating whether or not to arm the Libyan rebels who have reportedly been forced into retreat again.

Should the U.S. arm Libyan rebels?

Moammar Gadhafi's opponents are reportedly in disarray, and fleeing. Hillary Clinton says the U.S. may arm them. Should we?

 
War in Libya : The List
Obama attempts to quell his critics Monday night with a speech on the U.S.'s intervention in Libya.

Obama's Libya speech: 6 takeaways

In a primetime television address, the president lays out his rationale for intervening in Libya. Here, a concise summary of the ways his speech succeeded — and failed

 
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