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National security experts ‘strongly support’ administration decision to recognize Libya opposition

According to a report from National Journal, a collection of 71 national security insiders (with a strong think tank representation) “strongly supports” the action taken by the Obama administration to recognize Libya’s opposition government.

National Journal’s National Security Insiders strongly support the Obama administration’s decision to formally recognize Libya’s opposition government as the legitimate representative of the Libyan people. Most said they support funneling some of the billions of dollars in frozen regime funds to the rebels for whatever they need in the fight to overthrow Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi—although some cautioned against arming the rebels directly.

Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He freelances and hosts a podcast at and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.


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