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Col. Moammar Gadhafi's forces shelled rebels regrouping outside a strategic eastern city on Tuesday and his snipers and tanks controlled the streets of the last opposition-held city in the west, signaling a prolonged battle ahead. An American fighter jet crashed over North African country, both crew ejecting safely.
The allies in the U.S.-led military operation in Libya debated a new command structure Tuesday, with differences over the ultimate aims and scope of the campaign impeding an agreement, as forces loyal to dictator Moammar Gadhafi shelled the coastal city of Misurata.
In the first two years of his tutorial presidency, Barack Obama replaced Teddy Roosevelt's well-advised admonition to "speak softly and carry a big stick" with "be friendly and carry an olive branch."
Within hours of the Tucson massacre, pundits and politicians were denouncing anti-government rhetoric, falsely suggesting that the use of terms such as "targets," "cross hairs" and other gun imagery in political campaigning, along with strong denunciations of public officials, mostly on the Tea Party right, were responsible for the tragedy. Yet before, during and after the massacre, they remained oblivious to the violent imagery deployed to back the "war on drugs" and to the significant increase in the government's use of violent tactics against its own citizens.
The drill leaders and ranks of volunteers who eagerly assembled represent nothing more than an informal movement of Haitians eager to re-establish an army — an idea that unnerves Haitians who remember times darkened by military coups, oppression and abuse.
The international military intervention in Libya is likely to last "a while," a top French official said Monday, echoing Moammar Gadhafi's warning of a long war ahead as rebels, energized by the strikes on their opponents, said they were fighting to reclaim a city under siege from the Libyan leader's forces.
Noted Civil War historian James Robertson is retiring after more than four decades at Virginia Tech.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived in Russia on Monday to take a final, personal try at easing Moscow's worries over a missile defense shield in Europe and to expand a military relationship that has grown dramatically since his Cold War days at the helm of the CIA.