Congress Reacts: US Military Intervention in Libya

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Capitol Building, in Washington, D.C. (vgm8383/flickr)

Over the last few days, the U.S. moved very quickly from a U.N. resolution authorizing military intervention in Libya to missiles and bombs actually striking the country. In many ways, members of Congress are still catching up with the news from the White House and they have been reacting both with support and anger. Who's in charge of the no-fly zone: Britain, France or the U.S.? Who exactly are the Libyan rebels we're supporting? And why didn't President Obama consult Congress before authorizing military intervention?

Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich helps to answer these questions.

Guests:

Todd Zwillich

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja and Jillian Weinberger

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