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'Operation Odyssey Dawn' Under Way in Libya

Published March 19, 2011

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Leaders Describe Path to Peace

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2011 - NATO nations will continue operations against the regime in Libya until Moammar Gadhafi leaves power, President Barack Obama and the leaders of Great Britain and France wrote in an article published in their respective countries. Story

Initial Libya Mission Complete,
Successful, Gates Says

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2011 - The coalition's mission to prevent Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi from massacring his people has been complete and successful, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told a Senate committee. Story

Some Troops Qualify for
Extended Tax Filing Deadline

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2011 - Service members serving outside of the United States -- including those supporting operations in Libya and Japan -- will receive an automatic two-month tax filing extension this year. Story

Gates Outlines U.S. Role
As NATO Takes Libya Mission

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2011 - As NATO assumed command of coalition operations in Libya, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the House Armed Services Committee that U.S. forces will “significantly ramp down” their commitment in the operation. Story

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Mullen Credits International Urgency for Success

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2011 - Coalition forces raced the clock to provide an aerial shield in Libya that stopped forces under Moammar Gadhafi from marching on Benghazi and "brutalizing the people there,” said Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Story

NATO Assumes Command for Libya

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2011 - NATO has taken sole command of international air operations over Libya, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced in Stockholm. Story

Clinton Urges Aid to Libya, Pressure on Gadhafi

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2011 - The international community must work toward three goals in Libya: delivering humanitarian aid, pressuring Moammar Gadhafi’s regime, and supporting Libyans’ efforts for political change, said Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Story

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