As Deadline Approaches, Debate Heats Up Over US Role In Libya06:48
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Mutaze Algalary, 14, pulls security with an old and disable weapon during an anti Moammar Ghadafi demonstration in Benghazi, Libya. (AP)
Mutaze Algalary, 14, pulls security with an old and disable weapon during an anti Moammar Ghadafi demonstration in Benghazi, Libya. (AP)

As the fighting continues, there is a debate in Washington over the military role the U.S. will play in the NATO mission going forward in Libya.

Under the War Powers Resolution of 1973, a president must terminate such operations 60 days after formally notifying lawmakers about the introduction of armed forces into hostilities. The conflict in Libya reaches that deadline on Friday. Thom Shanker, Pentagon and national security reporter for the New York Times, updates us on that debate.

This segment aired on May 16, 2011.

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