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  1. strongmen
    Breaking With His Cabinet, Trump Reportedly Okayed Libyan Warlord’s Coup AttemptTrump’s reported decision-making process to support Khalifa Haftar further reveals his affinity for strongmen and contempt for American intelligence.
  2. wait what
    John Bolton Says U.S. Is Considering ‘Libya Model’ for North Korea“Libya’s giving up its nuclear arms was used as an invasion tactic to disarm the country,” a North Korean official said in 2011.
  3. Progressives Need a New Foreign-Policy Vision. This Senator Says He Has One.Democrat Chris Murphy of Connecticut is trying to sell liberals on restrained realism in Syria and other global hot spots.
  4. U.S. Strikes ISIS Camps in Libya, Killing 80 MilitantsB-2 bombers and drones wiped out two camps 28 miles outside of Sirte.
  5. Donald Trump: Candidate of Peace?Trump’s newly revealed foreign-policy “doctrine” shows a marked skepticism of military intervention.
  6. awful things
    As Many As 900 People Dead in Mediterranean Shipwreck [Updated]The boat was carrying people fleeing the chaos Libya.
  7. islamic state watch
    5 Foreigners Dead in Deadliest Libyan Attack Since BenghaziIn the capital city of Tripoli.
  8. ISIS Now Has a Network of Military Affiliates in 11 Countries Around the WorldTerror groups from Libya to the Philippines have joined the ISIS cause.
  9. international intrigue
    Libyan Militants Really Enjoying the Pool at the American Embassy in TripoliThe facility was evacuated in July.
  10. benghazi
    New York Times Deals Another Blow to Benghazi TruthersThe Innocence of Muslims was a factor in the attack; Al Qaeda wasn’t.
  11. international intrigue
    Kidnapped Libyan Prime Minister Is Released UnharmedThat’s the good news. The bad news …
  12. international relations
    Libyan Prime Minister Kidnapped, or ‘Arrested’ by MilitiaOver the U.S. raid that captured an Al Qaeda suspect.
  13. politics
    The Benghazi Drama Is Never Going to EndSeriously.
  14. international affairs
    Report Blames ‘Systemic Failure’ at State Department for Benghazi AttackSecurity at the compound was “grossly inadequate.”
  15. cable news news
    Fox News Boots Guest for Rudely Calling Them Republicans Well, I never!
  16. Heilemann: Susan Rice Being ‘Hung Out to Dry’“How is this her fault? The intelligence community is telling her what she is allowed to say in public.”
  17. awkward things
    Petraeus to Testify Before Congress, But Not About the Sexy StuffThat’s the plan, at least.
  18. libya
    Muammar Qaddafi’s Former Spokesman Captured in LibyaAs information about what happened in Benghazi continues to emerge. 
  19. terrorble
    The Various Fruity Drinks of a Suspected TerroristIt was a strawberry frappe, not mango juice.
  20. master debaters
    Libya Debate Question Involves Sharp Attacks, Murky Facts“Can you say that a little louder, Candy?”
  21. Everyone Is Butchering ‘the Buck Stops Here’Harry Truman’s famous saying didn’t mean that the president is responsible for everything that happens.
  22. Hillary Clinton Takes Responsibility for Libya Attack on Eve of DebateShe wants to avoid “some kind of political gotcha or blame game.”
  23. international affairs
    Ambassador’s Family Says His Death Shouldn’t Be PoliticizedUnfortunately, it’s too late.
  24. politics
    Romney Campaign Accuses the White House of ‘Doubling Down’ on Libya ‘Denial’More malarkey? 
  25. international affairs
    State Department Denies Connecting Libya Attack to Anti-Islam Video ProtestThat conclusion was made by “others,” officials say now.
  26. stuck in the mittle
    Obama’s Libya Controversy Sparks More Squabbling in Romney CampIs insisting “it’s the economy” stupid?
  27. beefs
    CNN, State Dept. Trade Barbs Over Stevens Diary“Indefensible.” 
  28. reporting
    CNN Used Ambassador Stevens’s Journal As SourceNor did they mention that they had it. 
  29. international affairs
    Anti-U.S. Protests Spark Up Again in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Beyond [Updated]After a brief calm, violence is again raging across the Middle East.
  30. international affairs
    Video Shows Panicked Libyans Pulling Fallen Ambassador From Locked Room“The man is alive. Move out of the way.”
  31. overreactions
    Tense Calm Descends on Muslim World After Protest-Less Saturday After twenty-some countries were racked by anti-U.S. demonstrations on Friday.
  32. libya
    President Obama and Hillary Clinton Mourn Americans Killed in Libya Meanwhile, Libya’s president suggests the attack was premeditated. 
  33. stuck in the mittle
    Romney Blames, Exonerates Obama on Libya AttackAdviser says, “This is amateur hour,” referring to Obama.
  34. international affairs
    Four Arrested in Libya Attack, Officials Say Al Qaeda Connection Is UnlikelyNor was it premeditated.
  35. international affairs
    U.S. Sends Marines and Warships to Libya, Begins Hunt for Ambassador’s KillersNo group has taken responsibility for the attack.
  36. 2012
    John Heilemann: Romney’s Bungled Libya ResponseHeilemann wonders if we will look back on Romney’s response as the moment he lost the election.
  37. President Obama Dusts Off Temperament Attack for Mitt RomneyRomney, like McCain, has a “shoot first, aim later” approach to things.
  38. Frank Rich on the National Circus: Romney’s Reckless RebukeMitt gets ahead of the facts to attack Obama.
  39. early and awkward
    Romney Agrees, Disagrees With Obama on CairoRomney’s response to the Cairo protests is not getting any stronger.
  40. early and awful
    Juxtaposition of the DayWhat a difference a few hours make.
  41. international affairs
    U.S. Ambassador to Libya Killed in Attack During Embassy Protest [Updated]Christopher Stevens and three members of his staff were murdered at the American Consulate in Benghazi.
  42. elections
    Pro-Western Candidate Leading in Libyan ElectionFormer Pittsburgh political science professor Mahmoud Jibril is ahead. 
  43. obits
    Lockerbie Bomber Dies in Libya Abdel Basset al-Megrahi was released from a Scotland prison in 2009 because of his illness.
  44. international intrigue
    Ex-Libyan Minister Found Dead in Danube RiverIt’s unclear if the death was a hit.
  45. international intrigue
    Libya Demands Qaddafi Son Back After Inflammatory Remarks Sons of a fallen dictator’s shouldn’t run their mouths.
  46. Libyan Militia Captures Qaddafi’s Son, Saif al-Islam [Updated]They want him put on trial.
  47. no he cain’t
    Make It Stop, Herman CainHe says the Taliban is involved in the Libyan government.
  48. no he cain’t
    Herman Cain Makes Rick Perry Look Like a Genius [Updated]Watch Cain struggle to answer a basic question on Libya.
  49. international intrigue
    Is the Al Qaeda Flag Flying Atop the Courthouse in Benghazi, Libya?It certainly appears so!
  50. no more muammar
    Libya Finally Buried Qaddafi’s Increasingly Disgusting Corpse [Updated]It was still in that meat cooler, but wasn’t preserved well.
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