Canadian military, diplomatic goals in Libya don't match up

At the same time, there are increasing signs of a NATO draw-down occurring.

Carl Meyer
Published: Wednesday, 08/10/2011 12:00 am EDT

The Canadian military and NATO are pursuing a Libyan end-game more advanced than the "political settlement" Canada is pushing for diplomatically, which critics say is undermining the pursuit of political goals more in line with relevant UN Security Council resolutions. At the same time, there are increasing signs of a draw-down in Western military forces in the region—and Canada may not be far behind its allies.

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