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The Unravelling

posted on February 17, 2015

In The New Yorker, John Lee Anderson profiles Libyan General Khalifa Haftar, leader of the Libyan National Army fighting Islamist-allied militias concentrated in Tripoli, in the context of his fractured country. U.S. policy officially advocates for a ceasefire and negotiations in Libya, Anderson reports—a strategy with which Haftar’s war against “terrorist” enemies does not comply. “Haftar is not fighting for democracy; he is a military man at heart,” Anderson writes. “But, in a country full of militias and increasingly hospitable to Islamist extremists, his offensive may yet provide a small hope for stability.”

Read at The New Yorker