Libya: The illusion of force

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Author(s) The Guardian editorial board
Source The Guardian
Date March 10, 2011
Quotes-start.png A no-fly zone could take until mid-April to put in place, by which time the situation on the ground could be very different. It would have less effect against helicopters, which are more lethal weapons in this form of combat, than it would have against jets, and as Ivo Daalder, the US ambassador to Nato acknowledged, overall air activity is not the deciding factor in the firefights between the rebels and regime loyalists and mercenaries. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position United States should impose a no-fly zone on the topic 2011 Libyan uprising.