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- Libya : North African revolutionary republic led by Muammar Gaddafi, which normalised diplomatic ties with the West in 2003; fourth-largest African nation, population about 6,000,000.
- United Nations : An international organization that was founded in 1945 with the mission of preventing international war, protecting human rights, supporting social progress and justice, and helping with economic progress.
- No-fly zone : An imprecisely defined term in international law, but a politicomilitary operation analogous to a naval blockade, but focused on airspace rather than areas at sea
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization : Intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949, with its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
- European Union : Political and economic association of 28 European states.
- Arab League : Add brief definition or description
- France : Western European republic (population c. 64.1 million; capital Paris) extending across Europe from the English Channel in the north-west to the Mediterranean in the south-east; bounded by Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra and Spain; founding member of the European Union. Colonial power in Southeast Asia until 1954.
- Norway : A constitutional monarchy in northern Europe on the western side of the Scandinavian Peninsula.
- Qatar : A small oil-rich state in the Persian Gulf
- Spain : South-west European parliamentary monarchy (population c. 40.5 million; capital Madrid) between the Atlantic Ocean and Bay of Biscay to the north-west and the Mediterranean Sea to the south and east; the Pyrenees mountain range forms the border with France to the north-east, and Portugal is situated to the west.
- United Kingdom : Constitutional monarchy which includes England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- David Cameron : Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from May 2010 to July 2016 and leader of the country's Conservative Party December 2005 - July 2016; Member of Parliament for Witney from May 2001 to September 2016 (born 1966).
- Liam Fox : UK politician, formerly Secretary of State for Defence; Member of Parliament for North Somerset since 1992 (born 1961).
- David Richards : General, British Army, GCB, CBE, DSO; U.K. Chief of Defence Staff
- Greg Bagwell : Air Vice Marshal and Air Officer Commanding No. 1 Group, Royal Air Force, its senior combat command and RAF air commander in Operation ODYSSEY DAWN
- United States of America : Constitutional republic in North America, has major land borders with Mexico and Canada.
- Barack Obama : 44th President of the United States of America (2009–2017) and a former Senator from Illinois (born 1961).
- Hillary Clinton : U.S. Secretary of State (2009-2013); Senator for New York (2001-2009); U.S. presidential candidate for the Democratic Party, 2016 (contender, 2008); former First Lady (born 1947).
- Robert Gates : U.S. Secretary of Defense in the Obama and George W. Bush Administrations; Member, Iraq Study Group; former Director of Central Intelligence
- Samantha Power : Special adviser for human rights, National Security Council staff in the Obama Administration; Pulitzer-prize journalist specializing in genocide
- Susan Rice : U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations in the Obama administration; previously senior fellow in foreign policy, Brookings Institution
- Thomas Donilon : Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs for President Barack Obama; Aspen Strategy Group, Aspen Institute; Democratic campaign operative; Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and chief of staff to the Secretary of State, Clinton Administration
- John Brennan : Counterterrorism and intelligence adviser to President Barack Obama
- Carter Ham : General in the U.S. Army, heading United States Africa Command and theater-level strategic commander of Operation ODYSSEY DAWN in Libya
- Samuel Locklear, III : Admiral in the U.S. Navy, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/U.S. Naval Forces Africa/Allied Joint Force Command, Naples; commander, Joint Task Force ODYSSEY DAWN
- William Gortney : Vice admiral of the United States Navy and Director of the Joint Staff, previously commander United States Fifth Fleet, the naval component of United States Central Command, and multinational Task Force 150 conducting security operations in international waters off Somalia
- Turkey : A secular Islamic republic (population 71.9 million; capital Ankara) extending from Eastern Thrace in Europe across the peninsula of Asia Minor; meets the Black Sea to the north, the Aegean to the west and the Mediterranean to the south; has land borders with Greece and Bulgaria in Europe, and Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq and Syria.
- Muammar Gaddafi : Libyan military officer and politician, de facto leader of Libya from 1969 until 2011 (1942-2011).
Aircraft and ships
- B-2 : U.S. long-range, low-observability "stealth" heavy bomber
- EC-130 COMMANDO SOLO : C-130 Hercules aircraft variant with transmitters for psychological operations and communications jamming.
- E-3 Sentry : Airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft, equipped with a large radar and a battle staff, which can detect aircraft and control combat.
- EF-18 Growler : The U.S. Navy replacement for the EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft
- F-15E Strike Eagle : A variant of the F-15 Eagle air superiority fighter, which is optimized for all-weather attack on ground targets
- MQ-4 Global Hawk : A reduced-observability unmanned aerial vehicle of intercontinental range and long endurance, which can carry imagery intelligence, signals intelligence, and other payloads; selected as a cheaper version of the MQ-3 Dark Star
- RC-135 RIVET JOINT : A United States Air Force long-range aircraft for collecting communications intelligence
- AV-8B Harrier : A family of British-designed fighter aircraft, capable of vertical takeoff and landing but preferably STOVL, with UK and US versions
- BAE Systems Nimrod R1 : Signals intelligence variant of the BaE Systems Nimrod aircraft, flown by the Royal Air Force
- Sentinel R1 : British reconnaissance aircraft with signals intelligence and imaging radar capabilities
- Panavia Tornado : A fighter aircraft, with several versions, built by a European consortium and used by a number of nations.
- Eurofighter Typhoon : Add brief definition or description
- Mirage 2000 : French fourth-generation fighter with a primary air superiority and secondary ground attack role; while it continues the Mirage name;, it is not a derivative of the earlier Mirages but a completely new design
- Burke-class : Large U.S. Navy multirole destroyers equipped with AEGIS battle management system and constant upgrades; Japan has Kongo-class clones, also being upgraded to ballistic missile defense; South Korea has the KDK-class
- USS Barry (DDG-52) : Flight 1 Burke-class destroyer, which fired BGM-109 Tomahawk missiles and escorted fleet units in Operation ODYSSEY DAWN against Libya
- USS Stout (DDG-55) : Flight 1 Burke-class destroyer, which fired BGM-109 Tomahawk missiles and escorted fleet units in Operation ODYSSEY DAWN against Libya
- Los Angeles-class : The primary class of attack submarines in the United States Navy, built in three groups of which early models are being retired; to be replaced by the Virginia-class
- Ohio-class : The sole operational class of U.S. ballistic missile submarines, firing the Trident D5; some have been converted for special operations and cruise missile launch
- Wasp-class : The largest amphibious warfare ships in the U.S. Navy, which carry a Marine Expeditionary Unit and supporting aircraft
- BGM-109 Tomahawk : A U.S.-designed cruise missile, launched from vertical launch systems on ships and submarines, against land targets
- Brimstone missile : Made by MBDA, a derivative of the short-range AGM-114 Hellfire antitank missile, which has, in its most recent version, increased range and midcourse inertial/GPS guidance, and dual-mode (millimeter wave and laser guidance) terminal guidance
- AGM-88 HARM : A specialized anti-radiation missile used by U.S., Italian, and German aircraft to attack air defense radar
- GBU-31 : Joint Direct Attack Munition that uses a 2000 pound bomb, and has combined inertial guidance refined with the Global Positioning System
- Stormshadow missile : Also known as Conventionally Armed Stand Off Missile (CASOM), long-range air-to-surface missile with hard target penetrator capability, GPS/inertial midcourse guidance and thermal imaging terminal guidance; both this and French SCALP EG, made by MBDA and based on French Apache AP anti-runway missile; also used by Italy
- Robert Danin : Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Former head, Office of the Quartet Representative, Tony Blair, in Jerusalem