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West Weighs Military Options Against IS

By John Lee. Western powers are considering direct military intervention against the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL) in Libya. The New York Times reports that the Pentagon is ramping up intelligence-gathering in Libya as the Obama administration draws up plans to open a third front in the war against the Islamic State. A senior […]

Mary Fitzgerald on Libya and ISIS

As UN-backed efforts to establish a Libyan unity government falter, signals that the United States and European allies intend to expand their military campaign against the Islamic State could cause even more upheaval, says Mary Fitzgerald (pictured), a researcher who follows the country closely. Fitzgerald says while the threat posed by the Islamic State is […]