After military operations in Libya and Somalia, US counterterrorism appears to 'live on the edge of international law.'
A militia that fought against Muammar Qaddafi in Libya's civil war two years ago claimed responsibility for Zeidan's abduction, saying it detained him on orders from the prosecutor general.
Two years after Libyans ousted Muammar Qaddafi, law and order remain elusive, stymieing rebuilding efforts.
Misurata, a hero of the 2011 uprising, has rebounded quickly. But its ability to support itself – militarily, economically, politically – has strained its relations with the rest of the country.
Libya's light policing of its southern border aids illegal immigration, trafficking, and militant movements.
What do the jailbreaks in Pakistan, Iraq, and Libya have in common? Massive amounts of US assistance to avoid this sort of thing.