14 Apr '11, 3am

McCain urges US to "re-engage" in #Libya fight - Channel NewsAsia

WASHINGTON: US Senator John McCain Wednesday urged the United States to "re-engage" militarily in the fight to oust Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi, saying Washington's NATO allies lack the necessary firepower. "We appreciate contributions from all of our allies, the efforts they're making, especially the British and the French. But the reality is the United States is NATO," McCain told the US-Islamic World Forum in Washington. "When you say 'we're handing it over to NATO,' we're handing it over to people and countries with limited capabilities and limited assets. "When you withdraw our most capable assets from the battlefield -- the AC-130 gunships and the A-10 air-to-ground weapons system -- then you lose a significant capability. Our allies just don't have that," he continued. French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister David Cameron agreed at a meeting...

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