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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lawmakers Debate Limiting US Role In Libya

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., walks to the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday where he introduced a bipartisan resolution to authorize continued use of "limited" U.S. military force in Libya. (AP)

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., walks to the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday where he introduced a bipartisan resolution to authorize continued use of "limited" U.S. military force in Libya. (AP)

Here & Now Guest:

  • Theo Emery, national political correspondent for the Boston Globe

Today members of the House of Representatives begin debating several measures that would limit President Obama’s options in Libya.

One option would mirror a proposal from Senators John Kerry and John McCain, who are calling for a one-year authorization of U.S. participation in the NATO-led airstrike campaign in Libya.

Another measure would end most U.S. involvement, except for non-combat roles.


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