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Obama strongly defends US military action in Libya


President Barack Obama speaks about Libya at the National Defense University in Washington, Monday, AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

Obama strongly defends US military action in Libya

BEN FELLER, AP White House Correspondent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defending the first war launched on his watch, President Barack Obama declared Monday night the United States intervened in Libya to prevent a slaughter of civilians that would have stained the world's conscience and "been a betrayal of who we are." Yet he ruled out targeting Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, warning that trying to oust him militarily would...

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