Decapitation in Libya: Winning the Conflict and Losing the Peace

December 12, 2017

by Arash Heydarian Pashakhanlou



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Extending the debate about decapitation strategy to its consequences on peace and adding empirical insights from new evidence in Libya lead to the conclusion that decapitation enabled NATO to win the conflict, but also lose the peace, and is likely to fare even worse if pursued against North Korea, Syria or terrorist organizations.