PARIS, March 19 Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton said in Paris on Saturday that the United States would
bring its "unique capabilities" to bear to help its European and
Canadian allies in enforcing a U.N. resolution on Libya.
Clinton, speaking as French warplanes began operations to
stop Muammar Gaddafi's attacks, said the United States would
support the intervention in Libya. Asked if the aim was to
overthrow Gaddafi, she did not answer the question directly but
said the aim of Western powers was to protect civilians.
"If the international community is to have credibility ...
then action must take place," Clinton told a news conference.
She added that Washington had yet to decide whether to
follow France in formally recognising the rebel government in
(Reporting by Andrew Quinn; Writing by Catherine Bremer;
Editing by Alastair Macdonald)