Libya http://news.stlpublicradio.org en McCaskill, Blunt Question Departing Defense Secretary On Benghazi Attack http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-blunt-question-departing-defense-secretary-benghazi-attack <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From the start, Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo) has been critical of the Obama administration’s response to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya last September that resulted in the death of an ambassador and three other Americans. And on Thursday, Blunt had the opportunity to question departing Defense Secretary Leon </span>Panetta<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about the attack.</span></p><p>Panetta testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee in what will likely be his final appearance before Congress.</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 22:28:29 +0000 Chris McDaniel 9097 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill, Blunt Question Departing Defense Secretary On Benghazi Attack Senator Blunt criticizes the President's response to Egypt, Libya attacks http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/senator-blunt-criticizes-presidents-response-egypt-libya-attacks <p>Republican United States Senator Roy Blunt criticized President Obama's response to the attacks on embassies in Egypt and Libya. In the Libyan attacks, four embassy employees were killed, including <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGk4vUcGzY0&amp;list=PLB31FC1B762384FDB&amp;index=0&amp;feature=plcp">U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.</a> Allegedly, the attacks were in response to a film that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Muhammad.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 18:35:54 +0000 Chris McDaniel 4580 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Senator Blunt criticizes the President's response to Egypt, Libya attacks President Obama speaks on Libya consulate attack http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/president-obama-speaks-libya-consulate-attack <p><em>Thank you for joining us here for this earlier live event. Archive video of Obama's remarks are below.</em></p><p><em>Will be updated.</em></p><p>President Obama spoke this morning about <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/09/12/160992840/u-s-ambassador-to-libya-three-other-americans-killed-in-benghazi-attack">the events in Libya</a> that left the US Ambassador to Libya dead along with three other Americans.</p><p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 14:43:15 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 4576 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org President Obama speaks on Libya consulate attack Gadhafi Is Dead, Tripoli Rejoices http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gadhafi-dead-libyan-leader-says <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6A5WXVuy_o</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIVZlSk1qbI</p> Thu, 20 Oct 2011 15:02:25 +0000 Mark Memmott 2287 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gadhafi Is Dead, Tripoli Rejoices Kirk: U.S. doesn't need to give Libya more aid http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kirk-us-doesnt-need-give-libya-more-aid <p><em>Reporting from WBEZ&#39;s Kate Dries used in this report.</em></p><p>Illinois Senator Mark Kirk says the U.S. doesn&#39;t need to give any more aid to Libya.</p><p>Speaking to reporters Thursday from Libya, Kirk says the country has enough money to support itself - at least $100 billion seized from former leader Moammar Gadhafi.</p> Thu, 29 Sep 2011 22:05:09 +0000 WBEZ 2157 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Kirk: U.S. doesn't need to give Libya more aid Kirk: Provide arms to Libyan rebels http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kirk-provide-arms-libyan-rebels <p><em>Reporting from Illinois Public Radio&#39;s Luke Runyon used in this report.</em></p><p>U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says Libyan rebels should be given weapons to help them quickly overthrow Moammar Gadhafi&#39;s regime.</p><p>The Illinois Republican says furnishing weapons will help end the Libyan war and limit costs for the United States and its allies.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>Kirk spoke with reporters Friday. He says the conflict in Libya needs to be finished quickly.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 01 Apr 2011 19:31:40 +0000 The Associated Press, Illinois Public Radio & Kelsey Proud 859 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Kirk: Provide arms to Libyan rebels Missouri's U.S. Senators weigh-in on Libya http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouris-us-senators-weigh-libya <p>Via two conference calls today, Missouri&#39;s Senators shared their opinions on the continuing situation in Libya.</p><p>Democrat Claire McCaskill says she&#39;s concerned about conditions in Libya.</p><p>While the Senator is awaiting briefings from military officials, she says it appears there has been a reversal over the last 24 hours.</p><p>McCaskill says the U.S. effort must have a clear timeline.</p> Wed, 30 Mar 2011 18:27:47 +0000 Julie Bierach 838 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri's U.S. Senators weigh-in on Libya Lacy Clay opines on government shutdown, Libyan intervention http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lacy-clay-opines-government-shutdown-libyan-intervention <p>Though he says a government shutdown would be &quot;tragic,&quot; Missouri Democrat William Lacy Clay says he doesn&#39;t expect Republicans and Democrats to be able to reach an agreement on a budget for this year before a <a href="http://www.marketwatch.com/story/lawmakers-face-another-budget-showdown-2011-03-28">temporary spending plan</a> expires next Friday.</p> Mon, 28 Mar 2011 23:04:51 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 821 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lacy Clay opines on government shutdown, Libyan intervention Cong. Carnahan cautious about involvement in Libya http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cong-carnahan-cautious-about-involvement-libya <p>U.S. intervention in Libya was necessary, but exposes &quot;obvious inconsistencies&quot; in the country&#39;s foreign policy, says Missouri Democratic Congressman Russ Carnahan.</p><p>Carnahan says he&#39;s pleased that President Obama<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/23/world/africa/23libya.html?_r=1&amp;hp"> attempted to limit U.S. involvement</a> in the intervention and is glad that international allies are involved.</p> Tue, 22 Mar 2011 21:56:07 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 785 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cong. Carnahan cautious about involvement in Libya Scott AFB Ill. Air National Guard unit supports effort over Libya http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/scott-afb-ill-air-national-guard-unit-supports-effort-over-libya <p>A unit of the <a href="http://www.il.ngb.army.mil/AirWeb/default.htm">Illinois Air National Guard</a> is joining the mission to maintain a no-fly zone over Libya.</p><p>The 126th Air Refueling Wing is based out of <a href="http://www.scott.af.mil/">Scott Air Force Base</a> in southwest Illinois. It refuels aircraft in mid-air at speeds of more than 500 mph.</p><p>The unit flies the KC-135R Stratotanker. That&#39;s the military version of the Boeing 707.</p> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 16:51:38 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 767 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Scott AFB Ill. Air National Guard unit supports effort over Libya