Analysis & Commentary

30th July 2014 - The Long War Journal

Ansar al Sharia, Allies Seize Libyan Special Forces Base in Benghazi

Thomas Joscelyn, Oren Adaki

Ansar al Sharia and its allies have captured a key Libyan special forces base in the city of Benghazi. The base fell after days of heavy fighting and Ansar al Sharia is celebrating the spoils of its victory on its official Twitter page.

15th July 2014 - War On The Rocks

Libya: Hifter’s Stalled Anti-Islamist Campaign

Oren Adaki, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Operation Dignity, General Khalifa Hifter’s effort to “cleanse” Benghazi of its powerful Islamist militias, has met with mixed success since it was dramatically launched in May.

3rd July 2014 - The Long War Journal

Benghazi Suspect Has ‘Extensive Contacts’ With Jihadist Leaders in Libya

Thomas Joscelyn

In a court filing earlier this week, the US government argued that the only suspect in custody for the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya should remain in pretrial detention. Prosecutors cited his "extensive contacts" with senior members of other jihadist organizations and...

27th June 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Operation Dignity: New Fighting Grips Libya

Oren Adaki, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

On May 16, former Libyan army general Khalifa Hifter launched “Operation Dignity for Libya” in Benghazi, promising to “cleanse the city of terrorists.”

19th June 2014 - Cited by Freddy Gray - The Spectator

Forget Blair - Will David Cameron Admit That Libya Was A Disaster?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Never mind Tony Blair and his denials over Iraq. As our government contemplates its response to the latest crisis in Iraq, mow may be the right moment for a different Prime Minister to admit to another grave error in the Middle East.

18th June 2014 - WSJ Live

Slow Justice For Benghazi Victims

Thomas Joscelyn

Foundation for Defense of Democracies Senior Fellow Tom Joscelyn on the capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala, a terrorist allegedly responsible for the 2012 murders of four Americans in Libya. Photo credit: Getty Images.

17th June 2014 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Thomas Joscelyn

FDD Senior Fellow, Thomas Joscelyn, on the capture of Benghazi "ringleader" Abu Khatalla.

6th June 2014 - The Long War Journal

ISIS Touts French, German, and Libyan Suicide Bombers in Syria

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Sham, a former al Qaeda affiliate that operates in Iraq and Syria, praised French, German, and Libyan suicide bombers in the latest release of...

28th May 2014 - The Washington Times

A Road Map To Get To The Bottom Of Benghazi

Clifford D. May

CNN President Jeff Zucker says his network may not bother to report on the House select committee hearings looking into the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi...

21st May 2014 - Voice of America

VOA News Now

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross Comments On Fighting In Libya

20th May 2014 - The Blaze

Real News

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD's Daveed Gartenstein-Ross provides analysis on renegade generals turning on the Libyan government and discusses various groups operating in Libya.

19th May 2014 - The Weekly Standard

A Failure of Policy

Thomas Joscelyn

Forty-one recently declassified State Department documents obtained by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, have reignited the controversy over the...

16th May 2014 - National Post

Our Libya Intervention — Failure Disguised as Success

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

There was some rare good news coming out of Libya this month. Oil exports were set to resume from the Zuetina port after rebels holding it reached an agreement...

13th May 2014 - Quoted by Oren Dorrell, USA Today

Probe Targets Why U.S. was ‘Last Flag’ in Benghazi

Thomas Joscelyn

The intention of the chairman of a select committee on Benghazi to bore in on why the United States was "the last flag flying" in the militant-infested Libyan city may...

8th May 2014 - War on the Rocks

The Consequences of NATO’s Good War in Libya

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Last week, it seemed we were seeing rare good news out of Libya. Oil exports were set to resume from the Zuetina port after rebels holding it reached an agreement...

6th May 2014 - Quoted by Politifact

Sen. Johnson: Clinton’s State Dept. Cut Security in Libya Before Deadly Terror Attacks

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

With the launch of a new Benghazi investigation, Republicans will once again scrutinize the actions of Hillary Rodham Clinton's State Department...

6th May 2014 - Quoted by John Allen Gay, The National Interest

Did We Bomb Libya to Keep the Arab Spring Going?

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

America is naturally a status quo power in international affairs. The current international order is of great benefit to us—no surprise there, as we’ve played the dominant...

1st May 2014 - Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Successes and Failures of the U.S. and NATO Intervention in Libya

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Chairman Issa, Ranking Member Cummings, and distinguished members of the committee, it is an honor to appear before you to discuss the successes and failures...

29th April 2014 - Radio France Internationale

News Update

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Jordan's deal with Libyan hostage-takers for release of its ambassador.

23rd April 2014 - Quoted by Eli Lake, The Daily Beast

Jihadists Now Control Secretive U.S. Base in Libya

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

A key jihadist leader and longtime member of al Qaeda has taken control of a secretive training facility set up by U.S. special operations...


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