US lays out legal case for bin Laden raid, Libyan intervention

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The report goes on to detail the myriad questions of international law that arose as the Libyan campaign got under way — and the U.S. response to them.

“Various additional legal issues arose during the U.S. response to the situation in Libya,” says the report, “including those related to securing a protecting power, addressing the situation at the United Nations Human Rights Council, recognizing the new Libyan government, and arranging for funds to be made available to the new government using assets of the former regime that had been frozen pursuant to Security Council resolutions.”