From today the U.S. began to withdraw from active combat operations against the regime of Moammar Gadhafi in Libya, announced in April The Pentagon hopes that the European allies of U.S., NATO will deal with the regime in Tripoli, the agency said.
From now on air strikes against sites in Libya will be involved U.S. aircraft. In direct military action would not participate and American warships and submarines in the Mediterranean, which caused massive udars first cruise missile sites in Libya two weeks ago.
American warplanes and ships pass on standby if NATO command finds that it can not deal only with other participants in the operation. Commander Operation United defender 'may require U.S. aircraft to strike at targets, but this will be
the express consent of Washington.
Air strikes against the sites of Libyan regime continued, but they will be involved aircraft other NATO countries. American planes tanks and aircraft equipped for electronic warfare, will support NATO fighters that patrol over Libya in order to implement the ban on flights by Libyan aircraft.
Muammar Gaddafi still has full authority in areas under its control, despite signs emerged that many of his associates abandoned him.
White House hopes that if the government Gaddafi is not completely disintegrate in the next few days, continued its strikes against tanks, and land batteries zenith parts will at least seriously undermine its ability to withstand the pressure of re-gaining momentum rebellion against the regime Points
"He's still killing people," said President of the Council of Chief staffs of the U.S. armed forces, Admiral Michael Mullen. This is in recognition that the mission of the Western coalition has not yet achieved its goals, but with his retirement from active fighting U.S. already carry the promise to pass on the burden of France, Britain and other allies in NATO.
The White House has not yet announced its final decision on whether the U.S. will deliver weapons of opposition to Gaddafi. Some supporters in Congress of the mission in Libya believe that this measure would be crucial to the overthrow of the Gaddafi and the limitation of victims of internal conflict.