Obama: US launches military action against Libya

U.S. President Barack Obama pauses during a statement on the ongoing developments in Libya in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, March 19, 2011. Obama authorized limited military action against Libya Saturday. "This is not an outcome US or any of our partners sought," he said. "We cannot stand idly by when a tyrant tells his people there will be no mercy." (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 19, 2011 4:59:36 PM PDT
President Barack Obama authorized limited military action against Libya Saturday, saying Moammar Gadhafi's continued assault on his own people left the U.S. and its international partners with no other choice. The Pentagon said 112 cruise missiles were launched from US and UK ships and subs, hitting 20 targets.

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