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Libya clouds U.S. defense chief’s Russia visit

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The United States and Russia clashed over Libya Tuesday, with Moscow advocating a ceasefire and U.S. defense chief Robert Gates saying some Russians had swallowed Muammar Gaddafi’s “lies” about civilian deaths. Read the full story.
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NATO should have key Libya role: White House

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – NATO should have a key role in enforcing a no-fly zone over Libya, the White House said Tuesday after President Barack Obama consulted his French and British counterparts on the issue. Read the full story.
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U.S. military monitoring Japan radiation: Gates

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Pentagon is monitoring radiation from Japan’s crippled nuclear reactors, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Tuesday when asked about the possibility of bringing home U.S. troops stationed there. Read the full story.
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U.S. presses plan to hand off Libya war command soon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States insisted on Tuesday it will hand control of Libyan military operations to its allies within days despite rows over NATO’s leadership role in the air campaign against Muammar Gaddafi’s forces. Read the full story.
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Allies to take Libya command in a "few days": U.S.

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The United States will still be able to pass command of Libyan military operations to allies within the next few days, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Tuesday, brushing aside concerns of a potential delay. Read the full story.
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