After bitter criticism from Libya's rebel leaders, NATO has increased the pace of air attacks on Moammar Gadhafi's forces. NATO officials publicly claim a "clear mandate" to implement the UN Security resolution to use "all necessary measures" to protect Libyan civilians. But as the US declines its traditional leadership role, NATO members are squabbling among themselves and rebels in Libya may be fighting a losing battle. Does Moammar Gadhafi now have the upper hand, both militarily and diplomatically? Will the US help arm the rebels on its own?
Libya, the UN and the Role of NATO
- Stephen Fidler - Wall Street Journal - @StephenFidler1
- David D. Kirkpatrick - New York Times - @ddknyt
- Charles Kupchan - senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; professor of international affairs at Georgetown University; former member of the National Security Council for European Affairs under President Obama - @CFR_org
- Tom Donnelly - American Enterprise Institute - @AEI