Obama to Europe: bon courage

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Series Details 25.3.11
Publication Date 25/03/2011
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Commentary feature. As the West’s fighter jets patrol the skies over Libya in March 2010, Philip Stephens suggests that the world has glimpsed a new geopolitical landscape. France and the United Kingdom put themselves in the vanguard of diplomacy to stop Libya’s Muammer Gaddafi. When US President Obama eventually consented, he attached a condition: you want it, you can own it. France, Britain, Spain, Italy and the rest of the coalition must now run it. America cannot solve every problem in the world.

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ESO: Background information: Libya coalition command talks fail again http://www.europeansources.info/record/libya-coalition-command-talks-fail-again/
NATO: Topics: NATO and Libya http://www.nato.int/cps/en/SID-C62C625B-485F659F/natolive/topics_71641.htm

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