Accession Number : ADA580956


Title :   The North Atlantic Treaty Organization and Libya: Reviewing Operation Unified Protector


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA STRATEGIC STUDIES INSTITUTE


Personal Author(s) : Gaub, Florence


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a580956.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 51


Abstract : On March 17, 2011, 1 month after the beginning of the Libyan revolution and up to 2,000 civilians dead, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) decided to back a no-fly zone over Libya and authorized all necessary measures to protect civilians. While France, Great Britain, and the United States took immediate military action using air and missile strikes, considerations to hand the mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) emerged within days of the operation. On March 22, 2012, NATO agreed to enforce the arms embargo against Libya; 2 days later, it announced it would take over all military aspects of UNSC Resolution (UNSCR) 1973. On March 31, 2012, Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR (OUP) began. For the first time in its history, NATO was at war with an Arab country.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *NATIONAL SECURITY , LIBYA , MISSIONS , NATO , ORGANIZATIONS


Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE