NATO Takes Over Part of Libya Campaign
Posted on Mar 24, 2011
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says his organization is still debating how much of the military assault on Moammar Gadhafi’s regime to take on, but in the meantime member states have agreed to assume command of the no-fly zone.
According to a U.S. military official, roughly half of the 350 coalition planes flying over Libya belong to Uncle Sam.
Mr Rasmussen has insisted there is no split on the military handover, saying Nato is still considering whether to take on the “broader responsibility”.
The handover of the no-fly mission could come as early as this weekend.
U.S. Navy / MC2 Mark R. Alvarez