By Michael Durao
March 11, 2011
Gates & Co. again showed its woeful inadequacies and tendencies towards political pandering, and once again has been blatantly wrong.  Attempting to justify America’s shameful nonintervention in the Libyan uprising, the best excuse the Obama Administration can come up with is the difficulty of suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD) in imposing no-fly zones.  This would be a legitimate excuse if one were attempting to secure airspace over some remote corner of the globe with no American forces present.  What Gates doesn’t want the public and policymakers to know, though, is that all the necessary assets are already in place.