Daily Glimpse January 16, 2013


Daily Links From Glimpse From a Height

  • The Libya Fallout Spreads
    Walter Russell Mead notices that the French may have bitten off more than they can chew in Mali: France needs US help, and the US should give it. Just as France’s Libyan intervention failed because the country ran out of military supplies, France’s Malian adventure could collapse without our support. But the situation nevertheless raises alarms. I [...]
  • So Much for Red Lines
    Chemical weapons used in Syria? United States diplomats in Turkey conducted a previously undisclosed, intensive investigation into claims that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons, and made what an Obama administration official who reviewed the cable called a “compelling case” that Assad’s military forces had used a deadly form of poison gas. The cable, [...]
  • A Debt Ceiling Negotiating Strategy
    Keith Hennessey has some suggestions for how the Republicans should approach the debt ceiling: He is afraid of getting jammed by small short-term debt limit increases (as I have recommended). Really afraid. This path would keep fiscal issues front-and-center when he wants to punt them, and it would force him to pay a price every [...]

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