NATO commanders in Libya have asked the United States to provide more drones. That’s not too surprising, I guess. But the explanation for the request startled me a little bit:
NATO commanders requested the sophisticated surveillance aircraft after concluding that they were running out of military targets in Libya after four months of bombing and missile strikes against Kadafi’s military forces and command facilities, U.S. and NATO officials said.
….“It’s getting more difficult to find stuff to blow up,” said a senior NATO officer, noting that Kadafi’s forces are increasingly using civilian facilities to carry out military operations. “Predators really enable you study things and to develop a picture of what is going on.”
Modern wars certainly present brand new kinds of challenges, don’t they?