US spy chief sees Gaddafi forces prevailing long-term

Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:55pm GMT

WASHINGTON, March 10 (Reuters) - U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said on Thursday that the better-equipped forces of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi will over the long term prevail.

Clapper told the Senate Armed Services Committee that Libyan forces loyal to Gaddafi were better equipped and had more logistical resources, and "over longer term, that the regime will prevail."

(Reporting by Tabassum Zakaria; Editing by Will Dunham)

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