Chad: An Imposed and Eerie Peace

Libyan troops bring calm—and the threat of new war

Libyan Strongman Muammar Gadaffi last November dispatched tanks and troops into neighboring Chad, defeated one faction in that country's sputtering civil war and announced a "merger" of the two nations. Since then tremors of anxiety have reverberated across West Africa. Last week a meeting of foreign ministers of the Organization of African Unity in Addis Ababa was marked by angry attacks against Libya's "aggression" in Chad. Many West and Central African leaders fear it is only the first step toward a consummation of Gadaffi's...

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