Short review : Libya at Jun 2012
NATO’s war on "the Gaddafi regime" was only the herald of a US offensive to bring Africa under its control.
Immediately after Gaddafi’s lynching, the US announced it was sending troops to four more African countries-- the Central African Republic, Uganda, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
AFRICOM, the US military's African command, is set to carry out 14 major joint military exercises in African countries in 2012, an unprecedented number.
This could not have been achieved without Gaddafi’s ouster.