United States Ready to Start Dropping Some Bombs in Libya

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A rebel soldier hears an incoming rocket. Photo: Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images

After a string of victories by Colonel Muammar Qaddafi's forces in Libya, the city of Benghazi has become the rebels' last stronghold. Consequently, the United States has determined that a no-fly zone — which has been debated in the international community for weeks — would no longer do much good. In order to prevent a slaughter, the Obama administration is now seeking support in the United Nations for direct military strikes on Qaddafi's army. Because when you think of swift, urgent action, you think of the U.N. Security Council. [NYT, WSJ]