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Week In The News: From Tokyo To Tripoli46:10
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The U.S. and allies strike Libya. Nuclear tap water warnings in Tokyo. And an air traffic controller asleep at the switch in Washington, DC. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Libyan people celebrate on a tank belonging to the forces of Moammar Gadhafi in the outskirts of Benghazi, eastern Libya, Sunday. (AP /Anja Niedringhaus)
Libyan people celebrate on a tank belonging to the forces of Moammar Gadhafi in the outskirts of Benghazi, eastern Libya, Sunday. (AP /Anja Niedringhaus)

“To the shores of Tripoli” again this week – as the old song goes. Or at least over them, as American, British and French warplanes and cruise missiles laid their “no-fly zone” over Libya.
Now the questions: how much, how far, how long for the intervention. Who’s in charge? And what’s the goal?

In Japan, radiation in the tap water and more struggle with nuclear crisis.

At home, GOP hopefuls from Pawlenty to Trump move on 2012. We’ve got new census numbers, a sleepy air traffic controller, and Elizabeth Taylor’s last wrap.

This hour, On Point: our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
-Tom Ashbrook
Guests:

Roula Khalaf, Middle East editor for the Financial Times.

Jonathan Martin, senior political reporter for Politico.

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Our coverage this week on Libya, Bahrain, President Obama and Japan

This program aired on March 25, 2011.

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