Mullen: No-fly zone effectively in place in Libya
March 20th, 2011
08:29 AM ET
11 years ago

Mullen: No-fly zone effectively in place in Libya

Washington (CNN) - A U.S.-led military mission in Libya has effectively imposed a no-fly zone and blasted some of Moammar Gadhafi's ground forces outside the rebel stronghold of Benghazi, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen said Sunday.

The coalition forces, including U.S., British and French aircraft, have taken out most of Libya's air defense systems and some airfields, Mullen said in interviews on CNN's "State of the Union" program and other networks.


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  1. Right Leaning Independent

    How can that be??? Gates made it seem like it would be a huge undertaking to create a no-fly zone.. I guess he was just protecting the administations's "backside" for doing nothing... I am looking forward to reading all of the Obama-war monger and Obama trying to take Libyian oil comments from our liberal lunatics on here.. You will make these comments – Right??

    March 20, 2011 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  2. Maureen Doyle-Barakat

    For the loive of God can you please stop saying that you are attacking Libya, you are attacking GADDAFFI. Mullen said 'him' referring to Gaddaffi, why does CNN insist on saying you are attacking LIBYA...France is attacking GADDAFFI, the US should be doing the same! CHANGE your taglines and tickerlines ALREADY!!!

    March 20, 2011 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    At what cost to the US? Now we have 3 war fronts in the mid east, trying to win wars we cannot win.

    WHEN are we going to learn?

    March 20, 2011 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  4. T'sah from Virginia

    @Right Leaning Independent
    I really don't like making comments against other bloggers because you have the right to say what you want! But, what make you think that setting a "no-fly" zone is EASY???? In order to have a "no-fly" zone, you have to first "take out" anything that can fly, disrupt communication, form a position that will allow you to enforce a "no-fly" zone – all of which that takes planning. Also, "Obama-war monger" is not the issue here – he was handed TWO WARS!! Just state if you AGREE or DISAGREE with what is going on!!!

    I guess I said enough!

    March 20, 2011 10:02 am at 10:02 am |