U.S. working to hand over Libya mission leadership

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Posted: Mar 24, 2011 4:25 PM
U.S. working to hand over Libya mission leadership

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is working very hard to hand over leadership of the coalition policing a no-fly zone over Libya to some other entity, possibly as early as this weekend, U.S. Vice Admiral Bill Gortney said on Thursday.

Gortney, director of the military's Joint Staff, said the coalition continues to police the no-fly zone and hopes to strengthen it in coming days. He said no one in the U.S. military is underestimating the challenge coalition forces face in Libya.

(Editing by Sandra Maler)