NATO commander: Gadhafi could leave under pressure

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Posted: Mar 29, 2011 10:32 AM
NATO commander: Gadhafi could leave under pressure

A top NATO commander says there's a reasonable chance Moammar Gadhafi will go under pressure from the U.S. and its partners.

Adm. James Stavridis, the NATO Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, told a congressional panel Tuesday that if the U.S. and its partners "work all elements of power there's more than a reasonable chance of Gadhafi leaving."

Stavridis said there are several possibilities, including a stalemate or "Gadhafi cracking." He said a stalemate would not be in the U.S. interest.

Stavridis described the transition to NATO control.