So I was reading this CNN article about the US pulling back some of our forces and planes from the Libya. Specifically the portion:
*But a NATO official said that, weather aside, only the United States has the ability from the air to strike at mobile troops and equipment.
NATO needed that from the United States, the NATO official said.
“Specifically the A10s and the AC-130s nobody else but the U.S. has,” the official noted.*
I looked on Wikipedia, and it doesn’t list any other operators besides US forces.
The A-10 and AC-130 gunships are not cutting edge planes. Is there a reason we did not sell them? Did one one want them?