NATO Declares Libya Mission Officially Over
On Monday, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen paid a visit to Libya to announce the end of the military campaign that began seven months ago and culminated in the death of Col. Moammar Gadhafi on Oct. 20. Meanwhile, the Pentagon made it clear that the United States wasn’t quite done in the North African nation. –KA
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But the Pentagon said Monday that the United States will continue monitoring Libya from the skies even after the end of formal NATO military operations.
“There will be some kind of overwatch role for a little while after the actual end,” Pentagon spokesman, Capt. John Kirby said. “We are still working with our NATO allies on that.” U.S. manned and unmanned aircraft played a key reconnaissance role in the Libya operation even after U.S. forces stopped taking the lead combat role.
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