Obama briefed on Libya in Brazil
White House Photo /Pete Souza
March 20th, 2011
02:39 PM ET

Obama briefed on Libya in Brazil

WASHINGTON (CNN) - This morning in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, President Obama was briefed by secure conference call on the military operations going on in Libya.  National Security Advisor Tom Donilon (on right) and Chief of Staff Bill Daley (on left)  were with him in Brazil.

A read-out of the call provided by the White House after the jump.

From The White House:

This morning, President Obama had a secure conference call beginning at 9:20AM local time with National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Bob Gates, AFRICOM Commander General Carter Ham, and Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough. President Obama received a briefing from General Ham on U.S. military operations in Libya, as part of the international effort to enforce UN Security Council Resolution 1973. The President also discussed the ongoing military and diplomatic consultations taking place on the situation in Libya. The President offered his thanks and admiration to General Ham and asked that he communicate that to all of the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who are carrying out this operation.

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