No-Fly Zones: Strategic, Operational, and Legal Considerations for Congress

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The ongoing uprising in Libya against the government of Muammar al Qadhafi has been the subject of ongoing domestic and international debate about potential international military intervention, including the proposed establishment of a no-fly zone over Libya. This report discusses several related issues for Congress surrounding the strategy, international authorization, congressional authorization, operations, and costs of establishing and maintaining no-fly zones.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: March 18, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Gertler, Jeremiah

Specialist in Military Aviation

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Blanchard, Christopher M.

Acting Section Research Manager

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Daggett, Stephen

Specialist in Defense Policy and Budgets

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Dale, Catherine

Specialist in International Security

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Elsea, Jennifer K.

Legislative Attorney

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Grimmett, Richard F.

Specialist in International Security

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: March 18, 2011
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United States
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The ongoing uprising in Libya against the government of Muammar al Qadhafi has been the subject of ongoing domestic and international debate about potential international military intervention, including the proposed establishment of a no-fly zone over Libya. This report discusses several related issues for Congress surrounding the strategy, international authorization, congressional authorization, operations, and costs of establishing and maintaining no-fly zones.

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19 pages.

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