More awkwardness for our Military cutting Coalition Government;
Britain would not be able to patrol a no-fly zone over Libya without switching resources from Afghanistan, military experts warned yesterday. A leading defence think-tank said it was difficult to see how the UK could contribute enough aircraft to stop Gaddafi attacking rebel forces and civilians from the air without hampering the fight against the Taliban. The comments by analysts at the respected International Institute for Strategic Studies were certain to prove embarrassing for David Cameron, who has called for an international no-fly zone to ground the Libyan air force.
So, even as the US and UK contemplate such no fly zone action, those who will be tasked to carry it out contemplate doing so knowing that there is not adequate resource. Heard that one before? If the UK cuts back on the maintenance of our. Armed Forces, it can also forget about these kind of actions.