What Libya says about the future of the transatlantic alliance

What Libya says about the future of the transatlantic alliance

Written by Tomas Valasek, 29 July 2011

Libya is the first war fought according to Barack Obama's rules, with the United States taking a back seat. The Europeans responded well: by taking decisive military action to maintain the stability of their neighbourhood. This should be cause for cautious optimism about NATO, not the kind of despair that characterised US reaction to the war.