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Unformatted text preview: Anyone else get the feeling we're starting to move out of our initial objective? Weren't we just supposed to be operating a no-fly zone? The initial goal of the intervention was to impose a no-fly zone to ensure that Gaddafi will not be able to wage aerial war against civilians again. To make this possible, it is necessary to attack anti-air installations, including radar facilities and communications equipment. The UN resolution mandates the coalition to use "all necessary measures" to defend civilians, and whatever targets are considered to constitute an immediate threat to civilians can be proactively struck. For example, ammo depots are indirect threats, but if they're connected to AA installations, they become part of the target. Up to this writing, every action by the coalition reported has been 100% in line with the stated goals of UN Resolution 1973....
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- Fall '10