Nightly News | August 22, 2011
>>> our pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski broke this news on our broadcast that gadhafi 's power was coming to an end. one of the big questions at the pentagon and elsewhere, what about this big nato operation that the u.s. has been a part of, when does it end?
>> reporter: u.s. officials tell us that as long as moammar gadhafi and parts of his military remain on the loose, the u.s. and nato air strikes will continue to hammer libyan military positions. and gadhafi himself would be a target. u.s. officials are convinced that he's still holed up inside libya, probably at our near his compound inside tripoli. but a bigger concern is gadhafi 's stockpile of 20,000 shoulder fired anti-aircraft missiles that are capable of shooting down air liners.
>> and ominous note before the celebrations get out of hand. jim miklaszewski from the pentagon, thanks.