Readout of the President’s National Security Meeting this Morning
This morning, President Obama had a secure conference call beginning at 9:20AM local time with National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Bob Gates, AFRICOM Commander General Carter Ham
, and Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough
. President Obama received a briefing from General Ham on U.S. military operations in Libya, as part of the international effort to enforce UN Security Council Resolution 1973. The President also discussed the ongoing military and diplomatic consultations taking place on the situation in Libya. The President offered his thanks and admiration to General Ham and asked that he communicate that to all of the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who are carrying out this operation.
Readout of Vice President Biden’s Calls on Libya
The Vice President spoke today to Prime Minister of Algeria Ahmed Ouyahia and Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as part of the ongoing consultations on the coalition action to fulfill United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973. The Vice President discussed with both the Prime Minister and the Emir their mutual support for the full implementation of the resolution and the need to protect the Libyan people.
via White House