Washington Juggles Libya No-Fly Zone, Japan Crisis

Friday, March 18, 2011

Washington is facing two major foreign policy situations. The U.N. Security Council has voted to act broadly in Libya, imposing a no-fly zone and even leaving open other forms of conflict in order to protect the civilian population. With ten member states voting for the measure and five abstaining, it is an historic move in a complicated region. And in Japan, a dire nuclear threat continues while survivors of last weekend's earthquake and tsunami struggle to find food and shelter. How is Washington tackling these two situations? 

David Sanger, New York Times Chief Washington correspondent, joins us to talk about the implications of impending military intervention in North Africa and what the U.S. is doing to monitor the crisis in Japan.

Produced by:

Jen Poyant

Contributors:

David Sanger

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