Lionel Beehner is a fellow with the Truman National Security Project, a member of USA Today's Board of Contributors, and a PhD candidate in political science at Yale University. He is formerly a senior writer at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he is currently a term member. His writing has appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Slate, and The New Republic, among other publications.

Gaddafi’s use of the cruel munitions against civilians in Libya drew rebukes from Washington—yet America remains a zealous manufacturer of the bombs. Lionel Beehner reports.