April 19, 2011
The Pentagon's Unusual African Arm
The Economist, The Economist
After endlessly stressing that they will not drop bombs, the Americans face a high-pitched backlash. Things could get worse if Libya is de facto partitioned. Insecure neighbours may blame America for unleashing a secessionist bug, not least given its support for splitting up Sudan.
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