Military Analysis Of Libya Air Strikes - New York News

Military Analysis Of Libya Air Strikes


A no-fly zone established over Libya by the United Nations and enforced by the U.S. and allied forces with air strikes appear to be holding.

But Col. Moammar Gadhafi remains defiant and pledges to fight to the finish.

On Monday, Good Day New York spoke with Ret. Navy Capt. Chuck Nash about the air strikes.

“It’s running right along on schedule... taking out six sites is not that difficult, it’s the mobile surface to air missiles that will pose the biggest threat," said Nash when asked about the overall effectiveness, so far, of Operation Odyssey Dawn.

The target of the mission is to protect civilians who have become victims of anti-Gadafi and pro-government fighting.

But is the goal of the strikes more about regime change than protecting Libyans? Nash says a ground offensive would be necessary to take out Gadafi. He appears fearful for his safety.

“Saddam Hussein never spent more than 30 minutes to an hour in any one location. That's what Gadafi is doing,” added Nash.

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