The coalition of nations working to enforce the Libya no-fly zone are finding it difficult to balance their different political, military, and social concerns for the future of Libya.
As other European allies have dialed back military spending, Britain has been America's most reliable and capable security partner. But the British defense cuts announced Tuesday will affect Britain's 'long-term ability to fight alongside the US.'
The Pentagon doesn't know. But it's the first such incident in nearly 10 years, suggesting that the Russian military is flexing its muscle.
While he is popular, American policies are not. He will be hard-pressed to win concessions on his plans for the economy or Afghanistan.
The Habur Gate – a dusty two-lane checkpoint – may be one of the best routes out.