In Libya, rebel forces continue to battle with troops loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi. Reports indicate that opposition groups have repelled pro-Gadhafi forces near the second largest oil facility located in Brega. Meanwhile, thousands from Libya have fled to the borders and have crossed into Egypt and Tunisia creating refugee concerns for the neighboring countries.
In a brief appearance yesterday at the White House briefing room, the President said that he will answer questions and give further details the administration’s position in the Libyan crisis when he holds a joint news conference today with Mexican President Felipe Calderon.
Though the Pentagon has not announced any concrete plans, U.S. naval and air forces have been sent to the region. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has repeatedly said that “nothing is off the table” in terms of the U.S. response to the crisis.
Her remarks were made during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing; Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) recommended that the international community should make preparations to implement a no-fly zone over Libya to prevent Gaddafi from attacking his own civilians.