Obama Meets With Australian PM Julia Gillard At The White House
President Obama today kicked up a notch the warnings against Gadhafi, cautioning the Libyan leader that the United States and its allies are willing and able to use military force if necessarily. USA Today reported that after meeting with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Obama told reporters:
According to the Associated Press, Libyan protesters have been targeted for numerous airstrikes today, upping the ante for international involvement. There's also the humanitarian crisis at the Libyan and Tunisian border. Obama said today that the United States has sent $15 million in aid to help the refugees fleeing Libya.
Members of Congress and veterans leaders called for federal action to absolve the debts of nearly 10,000 soldiers in California alone who have been ordered by the Pentagon to repay enlistment bonuses a decade after they signed up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The state reached a $252,000 settlement with two contractors over the companies' unlawful evictions of 18 military service members and their families from private military housing in San Diego and Orange counties.