By Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr
In the coming days, NATO's top military official, Supreme Allied Commander Adm. James Stavridis, will make his recommendation when NATO can end its mission inLibya, a senior NATO official told CNN. A special session of the North Atlantic Council will then be convened for a vote.
“It will be very soon, perhaps next day or two -[Stavridis] will give a recommendation and a special session of the NAC will be convened," the official said.
Stavridis is now looking at “key pieces of intelligence” to make that recommendation. That will include assessing whether the rebel group controls Sirte, which NATO believes they do, and whether Gadhafi loyalists can mount any significant counstrike, which NATO believes is not the case.