NATO has announced an end of Libya operations by 31 October 2011, with operations over the weekend scaled down significantly to allow for an easier withdrawal on the final date.
The announcement has shown that this is one of the most successful missions to date for the sometimes criticised institution. At the peak of operations, the United Kingdom recorded only 2,300 personnel in the country, and had successfully struck around 640 intended Libyan targets.
"Our armed forces can...
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