Those arguing for a no-fly zone don't need a U.S. aircraft carrier.
Unless we neutralize the air assets with the no-fly zone, this bleeding will continue.
But Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told the Associated Press today that plans for a no-fly zone are “not on the front burner.”
A no-fly zone begins with an attack on Libya to destroy the air defenses... That is the way it starts.
The 22-nation Arab League has called for a no-fly zone over Libya.
Nonetheless, pressing for a no-fly zone is not an entirely unreasonable position.
And the restrained Sen. Carl Levin now proposes a “no-fly zone” operated by U.S. fighters.
Syrians, still dying by the hundreds each day, wonder what insurance policy gave Bashar Assad freedom from a no-fly zone.
Recently President Obama instituted a no-fly zone over parts of Libya—a gamble that puts many American pilots at serious risk.
The no-fly zone the U.S. enforced over Kurdistan after the first Gulf war worked just fine.