NATO Agrees to Take Charge of Libya No-Fly Zone – But Not Ground Attacks
Kinetic Military Action Update–
Hillary Clinton announced tonight that NATO agreed to enforce the no fly zone over Libya but not the ground attacks.
The LA Times reported:
NATO agreed has to take over part of the military operations against Libya — enforcement of the no-fly zone — after days of hard bargaining among its members. But attacks on the ground will continue to be run by the coalition led by the U.S., which has been anxious to give up the lead role.
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who announced the NATO agreement late Thursday in Brussels, said the alliance operation would proceed in parallel with the bombing campaign carried out by coalition aircraft.
“At this moment there will still be a coalition operation and a NATO operation,” Fogh Rasmussen said. “We are considering whether NATO should take on the broader responsibility in accordance with the U.N. Security Council resolution, but that decision has not been reached yet.”