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Libya under the no-fly zone. We’ll ask where this story — and battle — goes.

A Libyan rebel flashes the victory sign as he arrives with his weapon to the frontline near Sultan, Libya, on Friday. (AP)
A Libyan rebel flashes the victory sign as he arrives with his weapon to the frontline near Sultan, Libya, on Friday. (AP)

They waited and waited and waited until the uprising in Libya was nearly crushed. But the US, Britain and France are all over Libya's skies now and leaving big marks on the forces of the dictator who refused to go — Libya's Moammar Kadhafi.

B-2 stealth bombers, F-16s, F-15s, Harrier attack jets, Navy Growlers, cruise missile barrages all taking out planes, tanks, defenses and control centers. But, Americans have learned enough about "shock and awe" not to be too awed by opening barrages.

This hour On Point: The intervention in Libya and where it goes.
- Tom Ashbrook

Guests:

Tom Gjelten, correspondent for NPR.

Najla Abdurrahman, Libyan-American dissident and doctoral student in the department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University.

"Ali Jabri", an American-educated Libyan businessman. He lives in Tripoli, but has spent the last week outside the country receiving medical treatment for gunshot wounds to his legs while taking part in demonstrations in the Libyan capital.

Jim Foley, correspondent for Global Post in Benghazi, Libya.

This program aired on March 21, 2011.

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