August 12, 2011

Command Post: "Does It Make Sense for Obama to Bar U.S. Combat Boots in Libya?"

War, first and foremost, is a collection of choices. When President Obama ruled out the use of U.S. military boots on the ground inside Libya, it may have made political sense. But did it make military sense as well? John Nagl of the Center for a New American Security and I weigh the issue with Andrew Exum, former Army officer now with CNAS, and Paul Hughes, retired Army colonel at the U.S. Institute of Peace.