Gates Says Obama Advisers Supported Libya Action

Sunday, 20 Mar 2011 06:35 PM

 

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ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's advisers unanimously supported his decision on the use of military force in Libya, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Sunday, playing down the possibility of divisions within the admistration.

"Any president who is contemplating the use of military force should demand a spirited debate, an intense debate, among his advisers on all of the ramifications," Gates said as he to flew to Russia Sunday.

"Whatever positions people took in that debate and in that discussion, there was unanimous support for the approach the president decided on."

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