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.
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.