Operation Odyssey Dawn

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US Planes Still Bombing Libya

Warplanes enforcing no-fly zone, Pentagon says

(Newser) - American warplanes have attacked sites in Libya three times since the US said it was ending its air combat role in Libya earlier this month, the Pentagon has confirmed. Defense officials say the American attacks on surface-to-air missiles sites do not contradict administration claims to have shifted US involvement to... More »

Obama in Libya: Wrong Words, Right Moves

US pushes loyalists to defect, hopes for regime change: David Brooks

(Newser) - There’s a big gap between what the US is doing in Libya and how the administration is describing it—and while the White House’s explanation is "maddeningly ambiguous," the actual operation is right on, writes David Brooks in the New York Times . Regime change is the... More »

US Ending Libya Air Combat Role

Gates, Mullen: Attack planes to be pulled out Saturday

(Newser) - The Pentagon is about to pull its attack planes out of the international air campaign in Libya, hoping NATO partners can pick up the slack. The announcement by Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs chairman Adm. Mike Mullen that American combat missions will end Saturday drew incredulous reactions from... More »

White House Squeezed in Libya Speech Before DWTS

Networks consulted over timing of Obama speech

(Newser) - President Obama's speech making the case for intervention in Libya came after some high-level talks—with TV networks. The White House and network officials agreed on a 7:30pm ET slot, which ensured ABC would still be able to broadcast Dancing with the Stars at 8pm as planned, reports the... More »

Why It's Called 'Odyssey Dawn'

The answer is ... kind of dull

(Newser) - What does the name “Odyssey Dawn” have to do with the military operations in Libya? Actually, not a thing, reports the Washington Post . “The goal is to create a name that has absolutely nothing to do with the activity of the region, so you could walk down the... More »

Stewart: Can't Fire Teachers and Tomahawks

Daily Show host slams Libya action

(Newser) - Jon Stewart—dismayed to return from vacation and discover that the world's biggest trouble spots are no longer "Wisconsin and the set of Two and a Half Men"—has a bone to pick with the US bombing of Libya: The name—"Operation Odyssey Dawn"—for starters.... More »

Gadhafi Vows 'Long War'

And warns that 'oil will not be left' to US, France, Britain

(Newser) - Yesterday, Moammar Gadhafi told President Obama "I would still love you" even if there was a war between Libya and America. Today, he told allied forces to buckle up. In a telephone call to state television, Gadhafi reportedly spoke of a "long war," saying, "We will... More »

Libya Condemns 'Barbaric Aggression'

Russia complains UN's resolution was 'hastily adopted'

(Newser) - Libya has quickly condemned the attacks by the US and other nations as a "barbaric aggression" that has wounded a "large number of civilians" and caused heavy damage, reports the Times of India . "The pretext that this aggression is designed to protect civilians is contradicted by what... More »

US Fires Its First Shots Against Gadhafi

US launches missiles; French jet takes out tank

(Newser) - The US has joined the fight in Libya: American ships (and one British submarine) fired more than 110 Tomahawk missiles at 20 radar and communication sites inside the country, reports ABC . It's the first phase of what's being called Operation Odyssey Dawn, with the current focus on taking out Moammar... More »

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