U.S. General: No Mission to Target Gaddafi or Support Insurgents

(Bloomberg) Brendan McGarry - "There is no intent to completely destroy the Libyan military," U.S. Army General Carter Ham, commander of the Africa Command, said Tuesday. "We have no mission to support opposition forces if they were to engage in offensive operations." Gaddafi himself isn't a target and it's possible that he remains in power, Ham said. "I have no mission to attack that person....We are not seeking his whereabouts." There are no plans to deploy U.S. ground forces in Libya, Ham said. "There are no American boots on the ground."

2011-03-23 00:00:00

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