President Obama to address the nation to explain Libya mission

By WKTV News

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is taking to the
airwaves tonight to explain the military mission in Libya.

Just over a week after ordering U.S. forces to protect Libyan
rebels from Moammar Gadhafi's onslaught, the president will speak
from National Defense University, telling a broadcast audience the
mission is justified.

As he did in his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama will
insist U.S. leadership was indispensable -- but he'll also stress
NATO and Arab allies are now taking the lead, and will henceforth
bear most of the burden.

However, U.S. forces will continue to play a role in the
operation, which military planners say could last for months.

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