BBC News - Libya: US 'to reduce role in military campaign'
President Barack Obama has said the US will transfer its leading role on Libya "within days" to ensure the burden of enforcing a UN resolution against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is shared.Hopefully this means Libya won't be another Iraq.Mr Obama pointed to past events when the US had acted "unilaterally and without full international support" and had "ended up bearing the full burden".
He said Nato would play a co-ordinating function but he said he would leave it to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm Mike Mullen, to describe later how the transfer would take place.
In Russia, visiting US Defence Secretary Robert Gates also said the US would soon reduce its participation in the coalition operation.
But after a meeting in Brussels, Nato appeared not to have resolved differences over how to proceed.