Timeline: President Obama's presidency

A look back through President Barack Obama's presidency as the 44th President of the United States of America.

Obama defends involvement in Libya

Credit: AP, 2011

March 28, 2011

Obama defends involvement in Libya

President Obama gave a speech at the National Defense University in Washington defending the U.S.'s decision to help establish a no-fly zone over Libya along with participating in extensive bombing campaigns throughout the country. "Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. The United States of America is different, and as president, I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action," the president said.

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