US Senate panel approves Libya resolution

WASHINGTON - A US Senate panel on Tuesday approved a resolution formally authorizing continued US participation in the NATO-led military intervention in Libya but banning the introduction of US troops on the ground there.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 14-5 to approve the measure offered by Senator John Kerry, a Democrat, and John McCain, a Republican, sending it to the full Senate, where it faces an uncertain future.
It would authorize the mission for up to one year after the date of enactment of the resolution by Congress, unless the NATO mission ends sooner.