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Mission in Libya: The U.S.’s Low Profile Leadership

A recent China Review News article analyzed the style the U.S. has demonstrated in the Libyan mission, calling its new strategy “low profile leadership.” Although the U.S. did not decide the timing, lead the attacks, articulate the goal of the mission, or ask for an increase in its military budget, the article disagreed with the opinion that this shows a decline in U.S. power. Instead the author believed this was just a change in leadership style, with the goal of improving the U.S. image, lowering “the cost of managing the world,” and leaving more room for diplomacy.
Source: China Review News, March 25, 2011