Quote of the Day: A Status Report on our Non-War

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From AFRICOM spokeswoman Nicole Dalrymple, commenting on U.S. involvement in our non-hostilities in Libya:

As of today, and since 31 March, the U.S. has flown a total of 3,475 sorties in support of OUP [Operation Unified Protector]. Of those, 801 were strike sorties, 132 of which actually dropped ordnance.

But don’t call it a war. These are merely support operations that also happen to be dropping bombs on people.

Via Doug Mataconis.

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