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By Kjell Engelbrekt, Marcus Mohlin, Charlotte Wagnsson

This e-book explores ‘lessons realized’ from the army intervention in Libya via studying key features of the 2011 NATO campaign.

NATO’s intervention in Libya had special beneficial properties, rendering it not going to function a version for motion in different events. there has been an specific UN safeguard Council mandate to take advantage of army strength, a robust eu dedication to guard Libyan civilians, Arab League political endorsement and American engagement within the serious, preliminary part of the air crusade. even supposing the seven-month intervention stretched NATO’s ammunition stockpiles and political will nearly to their respective breaking issues, the definitive overthrow of the Gaddafi regime is universally considered as a tremendous accomplishment.

With contributions from a variety of key thinkers and analysts within the box, the ebook first explains the legislation and politics of the intervention, beginning out with deliberations in NATO and on the UN safety Council, either greatly encouraged via the concept that of a accountability to guard (R2P). It then is going directly to research a large set of army and auxiliary measures that governments and defence forces undertook which will more and more tilt the stability opposed to the Gaddafi regime and to lead to an finish to the clash, in addition to to the intervention right, whereas striving to maintain the variety of NATO and civilian casualties to a minimum.

This ebook should be of curiosity to scholars of strategic reviews, background and battle stories, and IR in general.

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Foreign Policy, 23 August. Online. page=0,1 (accessed 13 February 2013). 4 S. Milne, ‘If the Libyan war was about saving lives, it was a catastrophic failure’. The Guardian, 26 October 2011. Online. uk/commentisfree/2011/oct/26/libya-war-saving-lives-catastrophic-failure (accessed 13 February 2013). C. ’ Journal of Strategic Security 5, 2012, 87. 6 BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2011, 6, 9. Online. Available: www. com/statisticalreview (accessed 13 February 2013). , 20. 8 B. Jentleson, Bruce and C.

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For the US, on the other hand, Libya represented a glaring example of the lack of political willpower on the part of many of its European allies to match words with deeds, epitomized by their failure to commit more ground attack aircraft for a mission that they officially supported. In fact, Libya could have presented an ideal opportunity for the Alliance’s European Able but not willing 31 members to reverse the negative images of uneven burden-sharing that have plagued NATO since 1949. Instead, the failure to commit the ground attack aircraft further entrenched these negative images.

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