No to a no-fly zone in Libya

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Author(s) Los Angeles Times editorial board
Source Los Angeles Times
Date March 2, 2011
Quotes-start.png As The Times' David Cloud pointed out, a no-fly zone would require a major effort by the United States and its allies to establish round-the-clock patrols. American jets would be vulnerable to Libya's 50 surface-to-air missiles. A no-fly zone in Libya would also involve the United States in a conflict in which it isn't a party. And it would create a precedent for future civil wars. Would the United States be prepared to control the skies of any nation that was the site of a rebellion and immerse itself in someone else's war? Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position United States should impose a no-fly zone on the topic 2011 Libyan uprising.