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War in Libya : Opinion Brief
A group of Gadhafi supporters stand in front of a burning truck: The Libyan leader and his loyalists have been put on the defensive, as the rebels move toward the capital, Tripoli.

Is Gadhafi on the ropes in Libya?

Insurgents retake important oil towns from loyalist forces. Is this the beginning of the end for Moammar Gadhafi?

War in Libya : Sunday Talk Show Briefing
What's the goal in Libya?

Libya: What's our mission?

Team Obama continues to face tough questions about the goals of the U.S. military campaign in Libya — and if it should be doing more

War in Libya : Opinion Brief
Moammar Gadhafi loyalists rally in Tripoli earlier this month: NATO has agreed to take the lead in enforcing the no-fly zone over Libya.

Can NATO handle Gadhafi?

The Western alliance agrees to take over much of the military campaign in Libya. Can Europe enforce a no-fly zone without the U.S. in the lead?

War in Libya : Opinion Brief
U.S Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III (left), commander of Operation Odyssey Dawn, speaks with his French counterpart Tuesday: Western allies are struggling to sort out just exactly who's in charge of the Libya mission.

Could the West's anti-Gadhafi coalition fall apart?

Tensions are flaring as the U.S. and its allies debate who should take charge of the military mission in Libya

War in Libya : Best Column
Photographer Tyler Hicks, pictured in Libya just days before being kidnapped, is one of the four New York Times journalists released after six days of captivity under Moammar Gadhafi loyalists.

Held captive in Libya: 4 journalists tell their story

Four New York Times journalists were captured by Gadhafi forces, brutally beaten, and, thankfully, released six days later

War in Libya : Instant Guide
Obama leads a briefing on Monday regarding the conflict in Libya: The president has been criticized from many sides for sending U.S. warships and planes into battle without congressional approval.

Everyone's a critic: Obama's growing list of Libya dissenters

The president is feeling the heat from political enemies and allies alike over Operation Odyssey Dawn. Here's a quick rundown of their grievances

War in Libya : Opinion Brief
Western aircraft refuel in Italy Tuesday: Already, the first day of the U.S. mission in Libya cost the government $100 million.

Can we afford the Libya mission?

The airstrikes to impose a no-fly zone over Libya cost the U.S. more than $100 million on the first day alone. Will this intervention bust our budget?

War in Libya : Opinion Brief
USS Stout launches a Tomahawk missile Saturday as part the U.S. mission in Libya, which officials have begun to acknowledge may take longer than expected.

Is Libya headed for a stalemate?

Moammar Gadhafi's forces appear unfazed by the U.S.-led bombing campaign. Are we facing a long and bloody slog between the rebels and the ruler?

War in Libya : Opinion Brief
Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa is welcomed Saturday by French President Nicolas Sarkozy before a crisis summit on Libya. Since then, Moussa has reportedly waffled on the Western airstrikes.

Assault on Libya: Whose side are the Arabs on?

The Arab League urged the West, including France's Nicolas Sarkozy, to intervene in Libya. Now they may be having second thoughts

War in Libya : Wit
The USS Barry launches a Tomahawk missile Saturday at the outset of Operation Odyssey Dawn: Pundits have roundly mocked the name of the U.S. mission.

Operation Odyssey Dawn: Pundits mock our new war's name

The Pentagon is taking a beating over the official, strenuously lyrical name of our Libya military mission: Operation Odyssey Dawn

War in Libya : Opinion Brief
Navy Vice Adm. William E. Corney updates the media last Sunday on Operation Odyssey Dawn: Military leaders insist that the assault on Libya does not include direct attacks on Moammar Gadhafi.

Libya airstrikes: Should Gadhafi be a target?

Military officials insist the U.S. and its allies are not trying to kill Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. But commentators wonder if that rhetoric matches the reality

War in Libya : Opinion Brief
President Obama is briefed on the situation in Libya during a conference call Sunday with Chief of Staff Bill Daley (left), National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, among others.

The 'Obama Doctrine': Has the president gone neocon in Libya?

The president rode an anti-war platform into office, but now he's embarking on an armed conflict of his own

War in Libya : Forecast
A British aircraft prepares to launch: Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi vowed a "long war" against the West after they fired scores of missiles at Libyan military targets.

The bombing of Libya: What's the endgame?

Allied forces launch a major assault on Moammar Gadhafi's regime. Do we have an exit strategy?

War in Libya : Sunday Talk Show Briefing
Should the U.S. be leading military efforts in Libya?

Assault on Libya: Is the U.S. taking the lead?

President Obama's critics say he isn't taking ownership of the Western military attack against Libya's Moammar Gadhafi. Should he be doing more?

War in Libya : Opinion Brief
Moammar Gadhafi reportedly called an immediate ceasefire after the U.N. imposed a no-fly zone over civil war-torn Libya.

Is the U.N.'s threat against Gadhafi already working?

After the U.N. votes for possible military intervention in Libya, Moammar Gadhafi promptly halts his assault on the rebels' last stronghold. Now what?

War in Libya : The List
U.S. troops in Bosnia in 1998: American involvement in the Bosnian war followed NATO's initiation of a no-fly zone, which some say is how Western intervention in Libya might play out.

Libya and the question of intervention: 6 precedents

Commentators reach for the history books in the debate over whether the West should use military force against Moammar Gadhafi

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