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  • US officials: Libyan operation could last months

    03/27/2011 7:46:58 AM PDT · by quesney · 81 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S.-led military action in Libya has bolstered rebels fighting Moammar Gadhafi's forces, but the international operation could continue for months, the Obama administration says. NATO's top decision-making body was to meet Sunday to expand its enforcement of the no-fly zone to include air strikes against Libyan ground targets. The military progress follows deep criticism against Obama from lawmakers upset that the administration hadn't sought greater congressional input on Libya. [...] But asked on ABC's "This Week" if that would mean a U.S. military commitment until year's end, Gates said, "I don't think anybody knows the answer to...
  • How Long Will U.S. Forces be Involved in Libya? White House Says Nobody Knows

    03/27/2011 6:55:48 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    How Long Will U.S. Forces be Involved in Libya? White House Says Nobody Knows March 27, 2011 8:41 AM The United States has been at war in Afghanistan for almost ten years, at war in Iraq for almost eight years and at war in Libya for nine days. On “This Week,” ABC News’ Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper asked Secretary of Defense Gates how much longer we might be there. “Some NATO officials say this could be three months, but people in the Pentagon think it could be far longer than that. Do you think we'll be gone by...