U.S. official defines end-game in Libya 

The commander of U.S. operations in Libya says "our job would be over" once President Moammar Gadhafi complies with a cease fire and withdraws from rebel-held cities.

If Gadhafi disarms his supporters and "withdraws from all the places we told him to withdraw, then the fighting would stop. Our job would be over," Navy Adm. Samuel Locklear said, delivering the explanation for which Congress has been clamoring since the U.S.-led airstrikes began Saturday.

"It's my judgement that despite our success, that Gadhafi and his forces are not yet complying to the U.N. resolution due to the continued aggressive actions his forces have taken against the civilian population of Libya," Locklear said on Tuesday. "We're going to continue all actions necessary to make him comply."

Locklear broadly elaborated what those actions might entail, saying the U.S. is considering "crime-sensitive targeting, looking at the battle spaces as it changes... looking at the disposition of the Gadhafi forces that are not complying."

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