Defence: Learning lessons from the Libya crisis

French Rafale fighter planes helped enforce the no-fly zone in Libya (photo:dpa)
French Rafale fighter planes helped enforce the no-fly zone in Libya (photo:dpa)

International intervention in the Libyan civil war has provided many lessons for the future as GIS expert, Dr Uwe Nerlich explains in this special report.

LIBYA’S part in the Arab Spring will be one special episode in the course of history but it amounts to little more than a civil war.

It is less important than Egypt’s revolution or other uprisings which still have to be settled.

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Without military intervention by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and allies it could not have succeeded. With that support, the outcome was reached on the ground on 23 October, 2011, – by what began as untrained an...

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