‘And despite NATO’s decision to take command of the air war in Libya, the alliance is running out of bombs after just 11 weeks, he said. The operation would fall apart without a continued large infusion of American support, Mr. Gates added, since other NATO nations have not invested in the weapons required to carry out lengthy combat operations.’
From NATO’s website:
‘The purpose of Operation Unified Protector is to protect civilians and civilian-populated areas under threat of attack. NATO is implementing all military aspects of the UN Resolution.’
Is the operation in Libya for the common defense? Is it a potentially shortsighted commitment of America’s resources into an uneven and dated political alliance…according to Universalist ideals?
Any thoughts and comments are welcome.
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