Supporting Libya’s Transitional Government

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Tripoli Tuesday to meet with Libya’s Transitional National Council President Mustafa Abdel-Jalil and pledge additional US support as Libyans form a new government. She is the most senior US official to visit the war-torn country since NATO’s Operation Odyssey Dawn/Unified Protector kicked off in March. Alliance officials cautioned that the mission isn’t over yet. “We are very close to the end, but there are still threats to the population,” said NATO deputy spokeswoman Carmen Romero. “And, as long as these threats persist, we will continue with our operation.” (AFPS report by Donna Miles)