U.S. gearing up to pull some vessels from Libya drive

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Posted: Mar 28, 2011 3:06 PM
U.S. gearing up to pull some vessels from Libya drive

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is planning to gradually remove some of the vessels it has in the Mediterranean now that NATO is taking command over the air strikes in Libya, a U.S. military official said on Monday.

"There is planning out there to do that ... it will be more gradual than sudden," the official said on condition of anonymity.

(Reporting by Missy Ryan; Editing by Sandra Maler)