A Conversation with General William B. Caldwell IV (Audio)

Speaker: William B. Caldwell IV
Presider: Jonathan Karl

As the United States prepares to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, General Caldwell discusses the U.S. and NATO investment in the Afghan National Security Forces, as well as the importance and challenges of the upcoming transition.

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FT: Questions but no answers for Nato in Libya

Author: Max Hastings

Even those who opposed the Libyan entanglement would agree that the west must see this through to an acceptable conclusion. The honour and credibility of the west are now engaged here, writes Max Hastings of the Financial Times.

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NYT: What the Libyan Resistance Needs

Author: Mahmoud Gebril Elwarfally

In this New York Times Op-Ed, Mahmoud Gebril Elwarfally argues that the Libyan opposition needs financial support and diplomatic recognition to defeat Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi.

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NATO's Decline over Libya

Robert E. Hunter interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

NATO's failure to apply sufficient military force to oust Libya's leader and protect civilians is a blow to the credibility of the alliance and the United States, says expert Robert E. Hunter.

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Libya's Strains on NATO

Charles A. Kupchan interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

France, Britain, and other NATO nations are now heading the Libya mission, but strains among members could be amplified if NATO tries to increase support for the rebels and the coalition still hasn't clarified its objectives, says CFR's Charles Kupchan.

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Scowcroft: Avoiding Mission Creep in Libya

Interviewer: James M. Lindsay
Interviewee: Brent Scowcroft

Former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft discusses developments in the Middle East and the intervention in Libya with CFR's Director of Studies James Lindsay. Drawing on lessons from the first and second Gulf Wars, Scowcroft warns of mission creep in coalition efforts in Libya.

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Domestic Politics and NATO's 'Sensible' Summit

Author: Charles A. Kupchan

The NATO summit in Lisbon ended with a new Strategic Concept, greater cooperation with Russia, and an agreement on Afghanistan, but these successes will be impacted by domestic politics and economic constraints among all the NATO members, says CFR's Charles Kupchan.

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