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Title The NATO intervention in Libya : lessons learned from the campaign / edited by Kjell Engelbrekt, Marcus Mohlin, and Charlotte Wagnsson.

Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (272 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Series Contemporary security studies.
Contemporary security studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents part I. The law and politics of intervention -- part II. The military campaign -- part III. Auxiliary measures and arrangements.
Summary "This book explores 'lessons learned' from the military intervention in Libya by examining key aspects of the 2011 NATO campaign. NATO's intervention in Libya had unique features, rendering it unlikely to serve as a model for action in other situations. There was an explicit UN Security Council mandate to use military force, a strong European commitment to protect Libyan civilians, Arab League political endorsement and American engagement in the critical, initial phase of the air campaign. Although the seven-month intervention stretched NATO's ammunition stockpiles and political will almost to their respective breaking points, the definitive overthrow of the Gaddafi regime is universally regarded as a major accomplishment.With contributions from a range of key thinkers and analysts in the field, the book first explains the law and politics of the intervention, starting out with deliberations in NATO and at the UN Security Council, both noticeably influenced by the concept of a Responsibility to Protect (R2P). It then goes on to examine a wide set of military and auxiliary measures that governments and defence forces undertook in order to increasingly tilt the balance against the Gaddafi regime and to bring about an end to the conflict, as well as to the intervention proper, while striving to keep the number of NATO and civilian casualties to a minimum.This book will be of interest to students of strategic studies, history and war studies, and IR in general"-- Provided by publisher.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Local Note Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Other author Engelbrekt, Kjell.
Mohlin, Marcus, 1965-
Wagnsson, Charlotte.
Subject North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- Armed Forces -- Libya.
Military assistance, European -- Libya.
Military assistance, American -- Libya.
Regime change -- Libya.
Intervention (International law)
Libya -- History -- Civil War, 2011- -- Participation, European.
Libya -- History -- Civil War, 2011- -- Participation, American.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780415705493 (hardback)
9781315889719 (e-book)