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Obama: U.S. to Scale Back Libya Role

HeadlineMar 23, 2011

The Obama administration says it is negotiating with allied governments on how to scale back the U.S. role in the military operation against Gaddafi’s regime in Libya. Speaking in El Salvador, Obama said U.S. involvement will be reduced.

President Obama: “We will continue to support the efforts to protect the Libyan people, but we will not be in the lead. That’s with the transition that I discussed has always been designed to do. We have unique capabilities. We came in, up front, fairly heavily, fairly substantially, and at considerable risk to our military personnel. And when this transition takes place, it is not going to be our planes that are maintaining the no-fly zone.”

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