NATO Sort-of Taking Control of Libya No-Fly Zone


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Mar 25, 2011 — NATO has stepped up and will take a more active role in military operations tied to protecting Libyan citizens from pro-Ghaddafi forces. However, NATO is not taking complete control as some are reporting. In fact, there will soon be two distinct missions. One led by NATO and one led by the American/French/British coalition.
NATO is purely responsible for enforcing the no-fly zone. NATO planes will not be involved in attacking Libyan military targets on the ground. Even if it means saving civilian lives. This responsibility will fall to the coalition.
For a good analysis of this military division, check out The Australian's coverage of the fractured political nature of NATO.

Source: Planet Data

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