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Fri April 1, 2011
Politics

Gates: Deposing Gadhafi Is Not Part Of Mission

Defense Secretary Robert Gates had a tough needle to thread as he testified for the first time on the Libya intervention Thursday. He sought to assure lawmakers this was a necessary mission, despite having been undertaken without authorization from Congress. At the same time, he had to explain that regime change was at least not officially what the Pentagon was trying to do in Libya.

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