Sunday, March 27, 2011
Al-Jazeera Video: Inside Story - NATO's intervention in Libya
"The international operations in Libya are now into a second week - under US command and control. However, the US has insisted that its leadership role be temporary and has pushed for transferring command of the operation to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, NATO. But there have been arguments among NATO members as to exactly what the nature of the operations should be. Turkey and Germany, in particular, are insisting that NATO should only accept responsibility for the maintenance of a no-fly zone, arguing that military action beyond this objective is not mandated by the UN resolution. Are two centres of command and control viable? Is this division in responsibility a reflection of differences about exactly what is mandated by the UN Security Council resolution on Libya?"