(WSJ) Pentagon Repositions Naval Forces Off Libya

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The Pentagon is repositioning warships and planes in the waters off Libya to be ready to enforce a no-fly zone or deliver humanitarian aid, military officials said Monday.

By shifting Naval and air forces in the Mediterranean, the U.S. is preparing the groundwork for possible intervention in the civil war that has engulfed Libya. In recent days, U.S. military leaders have been planning for a range of options, in the event the White House steps up the U.S. response.

"I think it's safe to say as part of that we're repositioning forces to be able to provide for that flexibility once decisions are made...to be able to provide options and flexibility," Col. David Lapan, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters on Monday.

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Posted February 28, 2011 at 7:00 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. stevejax wrote:

It is about time.  I told my wife 2 weeks ago we should be doing this!!

March 1, 12:43 pm | [comment link]
2. Cennydd13 wrote:

It’s one thing to carry a big stick…...and another to use it.  Let’s hope and pray that this won’t be necessary.

March 1, 8:52 pm | [comment link]
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