Scowcroft: Avoiding Mission Creep in Libya

April 5, 2011

Scowcroft: Avoiding Mission Creep in Libya
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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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