Obama Approves Military Action in Libya and related media

Obama Approves Military Action in Libya

On March 19, 2011, President Barack Obama announced authorization for U.S. armed forces to begin an aerial campaign in Libya to protect citizens protesting the government of Moammar el Qaddafi.

Your Parental Control settings do not allow you to view thiscontent.

Related Speeches & Audio (10)

  • Obama Approves Military Action in Libya
    Obama Approves Military Action in Libya

    Audio Clip (1:21)

    On March 19, 2011, President Barack Obama announced authorization for U.S. armed forces to begin an aerial campaign in Libya to protect citizens protesting the government of Moammar el Qaddafi.

    Audio Clip (1:21)
  • Obama on the Egyptian Uprising
    Obama on the Egyptian Uprising

    Audio Clip (2:14)

    On January 25, 2011, Egyptians took to the streets in an uprising against President Hosni Mubarak. On the third day of the uprising, President Barack Obama addresses the American people after speaking to Mubarak about his country’s future.

    Audio Clip (2:14)
  • Saddam Hussein Captured
    Saddam Hussein Captured

    Audio Clip (2:01)

    Almost a year after sending U.S. troops to fight in Iraq, President George W. Bush announces the capture of the country's dictator, Saddam Hussein, in an address to the nation on December 14, 2003.

    Audio Clip (2:01)
  • Jimmy Carter's Remarks on Camp David Summit
    Jimmy Carter's Remarks on Camp David Summit

    Audio Clip (3:33)

    In 1978, President Jimmy Carter held a 13-day summit with Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, helping to broker the first-ever peace treaty between Israel and one of its Arab neighbors. On September 17, at the end of the summit, President Carter describes the two agreements the two world leaders will sign.

    Audio Clip (3:33)
  • Bush on Tiananmen Square
    Bush on Tiananmen Square

    Audio Clip (1:48)

    Several weeks of pro-democracy demonstrations in the streets of Beijing came to a violent end on June 4, 1989, when the Chinese Army fired on the crowds, killing hundreds. The next day, President George H. W. Bush publicly condemns the event.

    Audio Clip (1:48)
  • George W. Bush Sends Troops to Iraq
    George W. Bush Sends Troops to Iraq

    Audio Clip (2:23)

    On March 19, 2003, President George W. Bush informs the nation that he has ordered U.S. troops into Iraq, promising a "broad and concerted campaign" against Saddam Hussein's regime.

    Audio Clip (2:23)
  • Obama on Rebellion in Libya
    Obama on Rebellion in Libya

    Audio Clip (1:28)

    On February 23, 2011, in an address to the nation, President Barack Obama pledges that the United States will support the democratic rights of Libyan citizens in rebellion against Muammar el-Qaddafi's regime.

    Audio Clip (1:28)
  • George W. Bush on Iraqs Weapons of Mass Destruction
    George W. Bush on Iraqs Weapons of Mass Destruction

    Audio Clip (3:25)

    At a White House ceremony on October 16, 2002, President George W. Bush signs the resolution passed by Congress the previous week to authorize the use of force if Iraq fails to comply with new weapons inspections.

    Audio Clip (3:25)
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt's War Progress Report
    Franklin D. Roosevelt's War Progress Report

    Audio Clip (0:57)

    In his progress report on World War II on July 28, 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt informs the nation that "the first crack in the Axis has come" as Italian Premier Mussolini falls from power.

    Audio Clip (0:57)
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Delivers D-Day Prayer
    Franklin D. Roosevelt Delivers D-Day Prayer

    Audio Clip (3:37)

    In a national radio broadcast on June 6, 1944, as 160,000 Allied troops land in Normandy in an attempt to liberate France, President Franklin D. Roosevelt asks America to join him in a prayer.

    Audio Clip (3:37)

Related Videos (1)

  • Friend or Enemy?
    Friend or Enemy?

    Video Clip (2:09)

    During WWII, American soldiers were sometimes met by friendly German civilians and Russian allies.

    Video Clip (2:09)

Shop HISTORY