Regions / Middle East & North Africa
Modern battlefields tend to be toxic nightmares, and depleted uranium is one of the main culprits.
Regime change in Syria could open the door to Islamist rule.
There are rumblings that U.S. and NATO airstrikes on Libya might leave both mired in that country.
If giving up nuclear weapons doesn't immunize a leader from regime change, what does?
"In essence, the U.S. runs the show that is taking over running the show." -- AP
Should progressives drop their reflexive opposition to use of force overseas that's not in the service of national defense?
Many on the left favor the Libya intervention.
Ed Schultz criticized the GOP because it "steamrolled America into two wars" but defends President Obama for attacking Libya.
Can an airstrike ever be humanitarian?
It may be a symptom of a perceived need on the part of the U.S. to keep control of energy from China.