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Do We Care Less About Air Strikes When Pilots Are in the Cockpit? The Droneless Air War in Libya

Are you paying attention to Operation Odyssey Lightning, the U.S. air campaign underway for a full month now in Libya? Not many people are, which is interesting considering that we are approaching 100 airstrikes there in four weeks.

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A Confederal Model for Libya

Editor's Note: This post originally appeared on Order from Chaos.

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Although there has been some progress in forming a national unity government in Libya, “unity” is a rather inapplicable word for the country. In reality, friction between various political actors remains high. Ultimately, perhaps a form of disunity—confederation, rather than centralization—is the best model for Libya.

Terrorism Trials: Civilian Court

Judge Denies Abu Khattala Request to be Returned to Libya and Spared Death Penalty

In a 20-page opinion, D.C. District Judge Christopher R. Cooper yesterday denied a request by Ahmed Abu Khattala to return to Libya and be spared the death penalty. Khatalla, who stands accused of orchestrating and leading the 2012 attacks on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, claims that his rights to due process were violated upon his arrest and subsequent 13 day detainment without counsel aboard a U.S. Navy ship. In October 2014, he pleaded not guilty to an 18-count indictment that included charges of murder, conspiracy, and destroying a U.S. facility.

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