Rep. Turner: Top Admiral Admits We’re Trying to Kill Qaddafi

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Foreign Policy’s Josh Rogin reports that Adm. Samuel Locklear, the head of NATO Joint Operations Command, told Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) that the alliance is targeting Libya’s military leadership, which includes the dictatorial ruler Col. Muammar Qaddafi. Turner said the effective policy of regime change is viewed by NATO as falling under the rubric of “civil protection,” a military goal authorized by the U.N. Security Council. Turner disagreed with this assertion, and voted today against authorizing U.S. military involvement in the Libyan civil war.

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