NATO takes command of no-fly zone in Libya

Boston University international relations professor Michael Corgan is a specialist in international security. A U.S. Naval Academy graduate and former teacher there, he also has extensive government service in political and military planning, especially NATO. Professor Corgan offers the following comment on the announcement that NATO will take command of the no-fly zone in Libya.

“It seems to me that the demurrals about the mission from NATO members Turkey and Lithuania have to do with the fear of mission creep. To wit, how do strikes against Qaddafi’s ground forces serve the UNSC mission of protecting civilian life when the threat to civilians seems to have come mostly from the air?”

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