Foyle: Support on Libya Hinges on ‘National Interest’

In a recent report from NPR News, Douglas Foyle, Douglas J. and Midge Bowen Bennet Associate Professor of Government, discusses the “rally round the flag” effect that usually accompanies military action by the U.S. and why it is not as pronounced with regard to Libya. Foyle says the tepid response by the U.S. public regarding the American incursion into Libya so far is because many people are not convinced that this use of military force serves the national interests of The United States.