UK defence secretary to meet with US counterpart to discuss NATO campaign in Libya

Britain's military says Defence Secretary Liam Fox is travelling to the U.S. to discuss the military campaign in Libya with U.S. Defence Secretary Robert Gates.

The trip follows a barrage of NATO airstrikes on the compound of Moammar Gadhafi Monday in a sign of mounting pressure against the Libyan leader's regime.

The ministry said the talks on Tuesday are expected to focus on stepping up NATO's use of precision targeting, along with how the campaign in Libya has been going.

Fox will be accompanied by Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. David Richards, a spokeswoman for the ministry added, speaking on customary condition of anonymity.

[Source: AP, London, 26Apr11]

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