Cameron backtracks on Libya no-fly zone plan as US distances itself

Cameron backtracks on Libya no-fly zone plan as US distances itself
 

Britain has backtracked from its belligerent military stance over Libya after the Obama administration publicly distanced itself from David Cameron's suggestion that Nato should establish a no-fly zone over the country and that rebel forces should be armed.
As senior British military sources expressed concern that Downing Street appeared to be overlooking the dangers of being sucked into a long and potentially dangerous operation, the prime minister said Britain would go no further than contacting the rebel forces at this stage.
The marked change of tone by the prime minister, who told MPs... read more

 
1 March 2011 in World News, Views: 4
Source: Guardian
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