Obama to defend Libya policy in speech
President Obama getting off of Marine One prior to departing on Air Force One in San Salvador, El Salvador, on March 23.
March 28th, 2011
07:59 AM ET

Obama to defend Libya policy in speech

By: CNN's Tom Cohen

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama plans to address the nation at 7:30 p.m. ET Monday following calls from all quarters for the U.S. leader to clarify why he sent troops to enforce the U.N.-authorized military mission.

Both Democrats and Republicans have criticized the president's Libya policy.

Obama will speak at the National Defense University in Washington "to update the American people on the situation in Libya, including the actions we've taken with allies and partners to protect the Libyan people from the brutality of Moammar Gadhafi, the transition to NATO command and control, and our policy going forward," the White House announced Sunday.

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