U.S. To Fly Armed Drones Over Libya : The Two-Way The president has approved their use and the first mission was to have been flown today, but was canceled because of poor weather, Pentagon officials say.
NPR logo U.S. To Fly Armed Drones Over Libya

U.S. To Fly Armed Drones Over Libya

President Obama has approved the use of armed Predator drone aircraft in the skies over Libya, The Associated Press reports, adding that Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced the news at a Pentagon news conference.

According to the AP, "Marine Gen. James Cartwright, speaking alongside Gates, said the first Predator mission was scheduled for Thursday but it was scratched due to poor weather. Cartwright said the Predators allow low-level precision attacks on Libyan government forces."