Pentagon: Moving Forces in Case Needed for Libya

Monday, 28 Feb 2011 01:50 PM

 

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it's moving some armed forces in the region near Libya in case they're needed, but is not saying what they might be needed for.

Defense Department spokesman Col. Dave Lapan says Pentagon planners are working on various options and contingency plans as the violence aimed at overthrowing the government continues in the North African nation. Lapan told reporters Monday that as part of that planning, the Pentagon is repositioning some naval and air forces.

The U.S. has a regular military presence in the Mediterranean Sea and farther to the south has two aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf area.

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