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Obama to address nation on Monday about Libya

 


Obama to address nation on Monday about Libya

ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama will give a speech to the nation Monday explaining his decision-making on the Libyan war.

The timing comes as some lawmakers of both major parties have complained that Obama has not sought their input about the U.S. role in the war or explained with enough clarity about the U.S. goals and exit strategy.

U.S.-led forces began launching missile strikes March 19 against embattled Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi's defenses to prevent him from attacking his own people.

Obama is expected to emphasize a greater NATO role and a shrinking direct U.S. military involvement.

NATO has announced control over enforcing a no-fly zone over Libya; the White House says NATO is working out military details on taking over the broader military mission.

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama will give a speech to the nation Monday explaining his decision-making on the Libyan war.

The timing comes as some lawmakers of both major parties have complained that Obama has not sought their input about the U.S. role in the war or explained with enough clarity about the U.S. goals and exit strategy.

U.S.-led forces began launching missile strikes March 19 against embattled Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi's defenses to prevent him from attacking his own people.

Obama is expected to emphasize a greater NATO role and a shrinking direct U.S. military involvement.

NATO has announced control over enforcing a no-fly zone over Libya; the White House says NATO is working out military details on taking over the broader military mission.

 

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