Some Libya links:
- USAF assets include F-16C, F-15E, and B-2. No F-22s. There was some excitement on the part of Air Force types regarding the use of the F-22 to enforce the no fly zone, but may not be in the cards. Yet another conflict where the F-22 is too advanced for its own good…
- Map of airstrikes and areas of fighting.
- General list of Western assets around Libya. Although many of the sorties have thus far been flown from Italy, carrier aviation will probably get a boost from this effort. I suspect that the F-35B is probably looking better to a few navies right now, as the F-35B turns a flat deck amphib into a potential strike carrier.
- The air supremacy part of the campaign either wasn’t explained to the Arab League, or they’d prefer to run for cover. I’d have to guess column B.
- All of this is good for the Navy and the Air Force. I’m actually more curious about how this will play out in the UK than in the US.
- Daniel Serwer asks and answers his own question regarding where military action should stop. The problem, of course, is that Gaddafi’s exit doesn’t prevent a “half-baked result that burdens us for years to come” any more than Saddam Hussein’s exit did.
- French war aims accomplished by the fact of French apparent leadership?
- CDRSalamander has the maritime assets, plus some additional strategic thoughts.