It is undeniable fact that out of the 14 member states that participated in the NATO operation, United States made the greatest contribution. Most of these nations relied on U.S. to meet their deficiencies in the operation. For instance, Washington took up the burden of offering roughly three-quarters of the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance information that was indispensable in the protection of the civilians as well as reinforcing the arms embargo. Washington further went ahead to provide 75 percent of the refueling of planes that were heavily employed in the mission. In the absence of this monumental support, one would be left wondering how strike aircrafts would have approached probable targets or how they would have rapidly responded to calls for urgent civilian protection. That notwithstanding, the operation relied on the expertise of American military personnel dispatched all the way from Europe. This was occasioned when it became apparent that other NATO member states lacked the technical skills on providing their aircraft with accurate target data.