US continues to bomb Libya

American planes attacked Libyan targets this week.  Interestingly, this was days after the US wasn’t going to be doing that, supposedly.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates, never an enthusiast for this third simultaneous U.S. conflict, pledged to Congress that America’s combat commitment to Libya stopped when NATO came to lead what’s now called Operation Unified Protector. Pressure from senators led him to qualify that U.S. warplanes would be on “standby” if NATO pilots felt overwhelmed. They’ve apparently felt overwhelmed.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Creative Thinking, Geopolitics. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s