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Memo To The Media: GOP Intel Committee Report Is Just The Latest To Debunk Right-Wing Benghazi Myths

On November 21, the Republican-led House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released the findings of its investigation into the September 2012 attacks on two U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, debunking many right-wing media myths about the attacks. Show More Summary

Analysts: ISIS Developing 'Colonies' in Middle East as it Gains Credibility Among Jihadists

Reports coming out of the Middle East warn that the Islamic State terrorist group has established provinces across the region and a colony in Libya. One report from the Washington Institute says ISIS has developed colonies in areas as...Show More Summary

House GOP Benghazi Probe Goes On Despite Intel Panel Report

House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) said Monday that Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) will continue to head a special panel to investigate the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, pushing ahead with the probe despite the release Friday of a GOP-led report that found no attempt to mislead the public.

"A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly..."

"... in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees."Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the investigation...Show More Summary

House Intel Report Debunks Benghazi Theories

A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees. Show More Summary

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Libya and the tides of history. Noah Millman reflects on Shakespeare and …

Yglesias Award Nominee

“The reasons for rethinking the intervention go beyond Libya itself. I had placed a great deal of emphasis on the demonstration effects of an intervention. My hope had been that the intervention would act to restrain other autocrats from unleashing deadly force against protesters and encourage wavering activists to push forward in their demands for […]

Curdling the Blood

Fresh from lecturing Vladimir Putin on international morality, David Cameron(the Victor of Libya, let it never be forgotten, as well as The Man Who Wanted to Back the Rebels in Syria Who Later Turned into ISIS, but luckily failed) i...

Revisiting the Libyan War

The arguments for intervention in Libya were extraordinarily weak and many of them were based on little more than wishful thinking.

Groups In Egypt And Libya Pledge Allegiance To ISIS

Militant Islamist groups in both Libya and Egypt have now pledged loyalty to ISIS and recognized the Islamic State. Despite efforts by governments in Iraq, Syria, neighboring states, and the US it appears ISIS has been able to continue to spread throughout the region. Though it is, in theory, incumbent upon Muslims to pledge loyalty [...]

Rape and Mayhem: How the People of Cambridge Are Paying a Bitter Price for Cameron's Hopeless Intervention in Libya

According to some interpretations of the Koran, homosexuality is second only to murder and raping a man is actually worse than killing him. So I don't much fancy Britain's chances of deporting Moktar Ali Saad Mahmoud (33) and Ibrahim Abogutila (22), the two Libyan soldiers who have been charged with the rape of a man in a Cambridge park. Show More Summary

Obama Losing Yet Another War

Libya turned out disastrously and, of course, Obama completely threw away the victory President Bush had won in Iraq. We all know the fate of Afghanistan will likely be an Islamist take-over shortly after our final departure and, now, it is clear that we’re not doing nearly what is necessary to beat ISIS: While it […]

What About Libya: Or How the U.S. Prioritizes One Suffering Nation Over Another

What makes one country more important than another? That's a crucial question to ask when it comes to Libya. The United States is now prioritizing the fight against ISIS through airstrikes over Iraq and Syria. But what about the country...Show More Summary

The Danger of Islamist Terrorists in Libya

Libya is today a dangerous place and a chaotic society with continual fighting among Islamist terrorists, Arab nationalists, and a host of regional militias.

The Roundup

- All British operations in Afghanistan ended with the last base under UK control handed to Afghan authorities. - With more fighting in Benghazi, Libya, the death toll rose to 130 people. This figure is based on the fighting that started...Show More Summary

Obama’s “Empty Talk”

This is the president that escalated one war, committed the U.S. to another unnecessary conflict in Libya, and launched yet another military campaign on his own authority.

US Helping France Monitor Al-Qaeda Arms Shipments from Libya to Africa's Sahel Region

U.S. intelligence is helping French forces monitor al-Qaeda weapons deliveries from Libya to the Sahel region in Africa. A top French military official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not allowed to discuss the...Show More Summary

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