Colonel Austin Bay (retired) of Strategy Page presents an operational overview of the Libyan war. While most of the commentary on the war has been on the political aspects and antidotal videos and new reports it was (still is) a military operation subject to the same dynamics of any other action. This is as good an overview as one will find short of looking through (yet to be published?) professional literature.
At the end he touches on a key point. The NATO’s policy of primarily providing air and naval support prolonged the war and increased suffering considerably, but it also means that the Libyans on the ground won the war and can claim it as their own which can help provide a common basis for reconstructing the country.
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