The U.S. has agreed to a NATO request for a 48-hour extension of American participation in coalition airstrikes against targets in Libya.The U.S. is shifting the combat role to Britain, France and other NATO allies, but American air power is still in demand.
Libyan rebels said forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi unleashed another fierce bombardment on the western city of Misurata on Friday.Two rebels managed to escape by boat to the opposition stronghold of Benghazi and warned that conditions in Misurata have become grim.One of the men, Dr.
Until just a few years ago, Moussa Koussa was the head of Libya's intelligence service and, in that role, developed a close working relationship with the U.S., especially on counterterrorism.But this relationship has been complicated at best.Vince Cannistraro, a former CIA official, has never met Ko
It's now been almost two weeks since international airstrikes began in Libya. The NATO bombing campaign continues, but over the past few days Moammar Gadhafi's forces have gained ground in the east and they are in control of most of western Libya.On Capitol Hill, Adm.
At a morning hearing of the the House Armed Services Committee, Defense Secretary Robert Gates told members that political turbulence in the Middle East and Northern Africa holds "peril and promise" for the U.S.The same could be said for President Obama's decision to drop bombs on Libya, a military
The CIA has sent a small, covert team into rebel-held eastern Libya while the White House debates whether to arm the opposition, NPR has confirmed.The operatives are in Libya to gather intelligence to help direct NATO airstrikes and to help train inexperienced rebel fighters."