President Obama on Wednesday sought to define the American-British alliance as "indispensable" in leading a swiftly changing world even as Western nations face economic perils that threaten to undermine their standing on the global stage. Read More
Embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad still has legitimacy in the eyes of President Obama, the commander-in-chief confirmed on Thursday.
Obama compared Assad's violent crackdown on political protestors in Syria to Moammar Gadhafi's murderous oppression in Libya, but the commander-in-chief refrained from calling for the Syrian leader to step aside. Read More
Apparently President Obama can do no wrong in the eyes of Libyan leader Moamar Gadhafi. Despite initiating the no-fly zone in Libya, the embattled leader sent a rambling letter Wednesday to the president. He asked Obama to call off the NATO air strikes. Read More
Moammar Gadhafi’s security forces are dressing like civilians and driving civilian vehicles attempting to adapt their fighting to avert NATO air-strikes, according to NATO officials and reports from the region. Read More
Two of Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi's sons are proposing an end-game in Libya: replace one Gadhafi with another.
Seif Gadhafi, one of Moammar Gadhafi's seven sons, says he would push his father aside and lead the country to a consitutional democracy, according to news reports.
It's unclear whether Moammar Gadhafi supports the plan. But rebels say they would not accept a takeover by the embattled leader's blood relatives.
The Obama administration has not yet calculated the cost of military action in Libya, according to White House spokesman Jay Carney.
Carney said he believes there are "some contingency funds built into the Defense Department budget for this kind of thing."
"I don't want to get into numbers because I'm not an economist," Carney quipped. He said the administration is working on an official estimate. Read More
Moammar Gadhafi is exploring an exit strategy from Libya, according to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
"This is what we hear from so many sources," Clinton told ABC's Diane Sawyer Tuesday. "Some of it, we think, is exploring — what are my options, where I could go, what could I do. And we would encourage that."
But Clinton said Gadhafi could be igniting speculation about his intent to escape as part of his political strategy. Read More
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told ABC News that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's confidants have been speaking to other nations “allegedly on Gadhafi’s behalf” for exile options.
She did not say which nations Gadhafi’s regime has been speaking to but former Libyan officials who spoke to The Examiner said Venezuela, headed by American foe Hugo Chavez, is one. Chavez is a close ally of Gadhafi and defended him at the beginning of the uprising. Read More
The commander of U.S. operations in Libya says "our job would be over" once President Moammar Gadhafi complies with a cease fire and withdraws from rebel-held cities. Read More
The White House is shifting toward the more aggressive goal in Libya of ousting President Muammar Gadhafi and "installing a democratic system," actions that fall outside the United Nations Security Council resolution under which an international coalition is now acting, according to a conversation between President Obama and Turkey's prime minister. Read More