Alan Kuperman explains the true story of the 2011 civil war in Libya, which the United States famously and disastrously supported. Contrary to the narrative that this uprising was started by regular, educated citizens like doctors and lawyers, Kuperman and his research assistants discovered that the key actors fomenting revolution were actually Al-Qaeda veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. Kuperman reflects on the dangers of reckless use of American military force throughout the years.

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Alan J. Kuperman is a professor of public affairs at UT Austin and the author of The Limits of Humanitarian Intervention: Genocide in RwandaHe co-edited Gambling on Humanitarian Intervention: Moral Hazard, Rebellion and Civil War and has written for The National Interest, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and others.

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