Juppe: NATO underestimated strength of Gaddafi regime

French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe

From RIA Novosti:  NATO has underestimated the ability of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime to offer resistance to rebel forces assisted by NATO-led air campaign, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said. . . .

"We have probably underestimated Gaddafi’s forces’ resistance, but we are not bogged down," Juppe said on Thursday in an interview broadcast by France 2 television.

The French minister said the coalition will continue to exercise military pressure on Gaddafi’s regime.  (photo: Jim Young/Reuters)

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