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Senate Foreign Relations Committee backs limited Libya conflict

WASHINGTON — A key US Senate panel voted Tuesday to authorize limited US strikes on Libya as part of a NATO-led campaign against Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi but to forbid the deployment of ground troops. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s 14-5 vote set the stage for what was sure to…

U.S. Congress may approve limited force in Libya

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US lawmakers will consider two bills authorizing limited military action in Libya over three months after Washington joined Western allies in an air war on Moamer Kadhafi’s regime. The bills were unveiled Tuesday night as President Barack Obama has come under fire from fellow Democrats and Republicans…

Congressman Kucinich decries assassination attempts on Libyan dictator Gaddafi

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to hold NATO responsible for any violations of international law amid reports that Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi is a legitimate target in NATO’s ongoing operations. “Just as the President has written himself a blank check to go to war…

NATO agrees to take over Libya operations: official

BRUSSELS – NATO agreed Sunday to take command of military operations in Libya from a US-led coalition, a NATO official said Sunday. “NATO has decided today to implement all aspects of the UN Resolution 1973 to protect civilians and civilian-populated areas under threat of attack from the Kadhafi regime,” a…

Kucinich challenges Gates on civilians killed in Afghanistan

The buck doesn’t appear to be stopping anywhere in Afghanistan. “Two days after Afghanistan’s deadliest attack on civilians in six months, many questions remain unanswered,” The Canadian Press reports. “Perhaps the two most pressing are: Who called in the air strike? And on what grounds?” The article continues, “Dual investigations…

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