March 10, 2011

No-Fly Zone in Libya?

As the violence between rebel forces and the Libyan military continues to escalate, the question on the minds of heads of state and leaders in the international community is whether to instate a no-fly zone. The U.S. is less enthusiastic about the option, but other countries have urged NATO allies to consider it. We debate the pros and cons of a no-fly zone, and look to the no-fly zones instituted in Iraq as a possible precedent.

Host: Michael Krasny


  • Michael Knights, Lafer fellow at The Washington Institute, specializing in the military and security affairs of the Middle East
  • Thomas Ricks, senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and Contributing editor of Foreign Policy Magazine