In a 10-0 vote with five abstentions, the United Nations Security Council has authorized the imposition of a no-fly zone and other measures to protect civilians in rebel-held sections of Libya from attacks by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. The move follows increasing military action by Gadhafi's forces to crush a rebel uprising. What are the implications of the Security Council vote?
U.N. Vote on Libya
Dirk Vandewalle, associate professor of government at Dartmouth College and author of books including "A History of Modern Libya"
Larry Diamond, director of Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and founding co-editor of the Journal of Democracy