U.N. Approves Military Action in Libya
The latest on Libya:
U.N. Approves Military Action in Libya to Halt Qaddafi Attack, NY Times: The United Nations Security Council approved a measure on Thursday authorizing “all necessary measures” to protect Libyan civilians from harm at the hands of forces loyal to Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi.
The measure allows not only a no-fly zone but effectively any measures short of a ground invasion to halt attacks that might result in civilian fatalities. It comes as Colonel Qaddafi warned residents of Benghazi, Libya, the rebel capital, that an attack was imminent and promised lenient treatment for those who offered no resistance. ...
Action is expected "within hours" of the vote.
Posted by Mark Thoma on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 03:42 PM in Economics |
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