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The air forces are in a bind.  I don't know what, if any, aerial intelligence the strike packages have.  If the Gaddafi forces are in contact with the revolutionaries it's going to be very difficult for the air assets to attack.  Unless they have really good intelligence there is a high risk of hitting revolutionary units.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Fri Mar 18th, 2011 at 04:37:27 PM EST
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True, but that's the kind of thing they're paid to deal with. :)

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by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Fri Mar 18th, 2011 at 04:42:27 PM EST
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Yup.  That's what forward air controllers are for.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Fri Mar 18th, 2011 at 04:52:31 PM EST
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I suspect they've been building that kind of intelligence for days now, and surely they anticipated Gaddafi trying to move on Benghazi before Sunday.

Plus, unlike the US and Britain, the French have an intelligence agency which, from what I've read, doesn't have its head up its ass.

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by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Fri Mar 18th, 2011 at 04:46:20 PM EST
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