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Libya and the U.S. After Gaddafi

Mitchell, Lincoln A.

The U.S. intervention in Libya is continuing into its fourth month with Libyan strongman Moammar Gaddafi still clinging to power and Republicans in congress raising the question of whether the War Powers Act requires President Obama to win congressional approval for the U.S. role in the conflict. Seeing Gaddafi leave power remains the goal of the intervention and while it has not happened yet, it is certainly a real possibility that Gaddafi's days in office are winding down.

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Harriman Institute
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October 28, 2011