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Goals, Results of Libyan Intervention

Some political commentators have called the Obama administration’s intervention last year in the Libyan civil war an “undeniable success” and one of “the greatest triumphs and signature moments in Barack Obama’s presidency.” One year later, however, Libya remains in crisis. Cato Institute research fellow in defense and homeland security studies Benjamin H. Friedman evaluates the goals and results of U.S. Libyan intervention.