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Even as the White House says arming the rebels seeking to oust leader Moammar Gadhafi is still under consideration, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Adm.

Mike Mullen, the senior uniformed officer in the military, said the U.S. still knows little about the opposition force and some other nation should do the training and equipping.

"My view would be, if there is going to be that kind of assistance to the opposition, there are plenty of sources for it other than the United States," Gates told the House of Representatives’ Armed Services Committee.

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