Friday, April 15, 2011

New References on NATO and Libya

U.S. Rebuffs Appeals For More Forces For Libya Mission
(Washington Post)...William Wan and Leila Fadel
At a summit of NATO nations that opened here Thursday, U.S. officials played down emerging rifts among allies and rebuffed calls from within NATO for its members to commit more forces to the military operation in Libya.

NATO Showing Strain Over Approach To Libya
(New York Times)...Steven Lee Myers and Judy Dempsey
Only 14 of the alliance's 28 members are actively participating in the operation — joined by other nations like Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Sweden — and only 6 of those are striking targets on the ground in Libya. That has prompted France and Britain in particular to call for an intensification of the war effort by more allies.

Source: Defense News Early Bird Briefing, 15 April 2011

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