NY Times: The Libya Gamble

Excellent piece by Scott Shane and Jo Becker in the New York Times on Libya five years after the uprising and the NATO-led intervention.

First part of The Libya Gamble, “Hillary Clinton,‘Smart Power’ anda Dictator’s Fall”, is available here.

The president was wary. The secretary of state was persuasive. But the ouster of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi left Libya a failed state and a terrorist haven.

The second part, “A New Libya,With ‘VeryLittle Time Left’”, can be found here.

The fall of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi seemed to vindicate Hillary Clinton. Then militias refused to disarm, neighbors fanned a civil war, and the Islamic State found refuge.

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