NATO leader: Libya needs more than military action

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Posted: Apr 11, 2011 8:33 AM
NATO leader: Libya needs more than military action

NATO's secretary general says military action alone won't solve the crisis in Libya.

Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday, however, that any cease-fire in the north African county must be credible and verifiable.

Leaders from the African Union have been in Libya trying to negotiate a cease-fire between the regime of Moammar Gadhafi and rebels trying to oust him.

NATO took over command of a multinational operation over Libya from the U.S. March 31. It has recently been criticized by Libyan rebels for ineffectiveness and for airstrikes that mistakenly killed rebel fighters.