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Haftar’s Offensive on Tripoli Stalled: Can Libya Avoid Full-Scale Civil War?

April 17, 2019

Episode Notes:

In Libya, the brazen military offensive led by Field Marshal Haftar on the capital, Tripoli, has become bogged down, as the risk for full-scale civil war escalates.

Frederic Wehrey, Senior Fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and author of the recent book, The Burning Shores: Inside the Battle for the New Libya, joins the Warcast to answer the tough questions on the explosive situation. (~13 minutes)

[ 0:18 ] Introduction
[ 0:52 ] Haftar ignored the U.N. reconciliation conference
[ 2:12 ] The General's real goals
[ 4:29 ] Why U.S. support for Haftar would be bad
[ 6:44 ] Alignment of Haftar's goals to his capabilities
[ 9:01 ] The best strategy for the U.S. now

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