By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
America's longest war entered its 12th year Sunday, with the anniversary marked by a Taliban statement claiming that NATO forces are "fleeing Afghanistan" in "humiliation and disgrace."
Residents of Libya's second-largest city warned on Saturday of a "revolution" to get rid of armed militias and Islamic extremists after protests spurred in part by the killing of the U.S. ambassador left four dead in an unprecedented eruption of public frustration.
To most Libyans, J. Christopher Stevens was one of them. The U.S. ambassador had stood by them, as they rose up and toppled Moammar Gadhafi's regime last year. What they cherished most was his unwavering optimism about their future.
U.S. and Libyan officials launched investigations Wednesday into a deadly nighttime attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, trying to determine whether it was a premeditated assault by Muslim militants or a mob enraged by a U.S.-produced film that derides Islam's Prophet Muhammad.
Libyan officials on Wednesday condemned Tuesday’s attack on the U.S. Consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi that resulted in the death of four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador.
A senior Libyan official says a "miscommunication" was responsible for militia shutting down Tripoli's international airport on Monday, the latest challenge to the interim government's authority.
"He was in Benghazi throughout the revolution and was very instrumental in its support," said Mr. Abushagur, who was elected prime minister by the Libyan legislature Wednesday.
Mr. Abushagur said the Libyan revolution was not complete just because longtime strongman Moammar Gadhafi's regime had been toppled.