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U.S. Military Aids Middle East Evacuees: Continuing Struggle in Libya

March 9, 2011

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Captain Cares for Pets Left Behind

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2011 - By Feb. 1, the U.S. Department of State had ordered the departure of dependants and all non-emergency U.S. government personnel and their families from Egypt. But not all "members" of the families departed -- the four-legged ones stayed behind. Story

Talks on Libya No-Fly Zone Continue

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2011 – Amid reports from Libya that indicate Moammar Gadhafi’s troops are gaining the upper hand over the opposition, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell spoke during an MSNBC interview about the situation in Libya and possible responses. Story

Mullen Discusses Libya, Middle East

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 – U.S. and international pressure has “raised the ante significantly” against Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s brutal crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators, said Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Story

U.S. Continues Pressure on Gadhafi

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 – The United States will continue to apply pressure on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and has not taken any options off the table, said President Barack Obama. Story

Marines Airlift 45 Egyptians Home From Tunisia

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 – A Marine Corps KC-130 aircraft has airlifted 45 Egyptians from Djerba, Tunisia, to Cairo in the latest U.S. transport of refugees from Libya. This brings the total number of Egyptians transported by the American military to Cairo to 835 in 11 flights. Story


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