[lbo-talk] U.S. pulling out of air war in Libya

Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Fri Apr 1 12:26:31 PDT 2011

[So much for all the heated commentary about a new war. But do they have any idea what they're doing?]


US ending its air combat role in Libya By ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer – Fri Apr 1, 3:47 am ET

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon is about to pull its attack planes out of the international air campaign in Libya, hoping NATO partners can take up the slack.

The announcement Thursday drew incredulous reactions from some in Congress who wondered aloud why the Obama administration would bow out of a key element of the strategy for protecting Libyan civilians and crippling Moammar Gadhafi's army.


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