GO
Loading...

Threat of Military Action Necessary for Libya: Clinton

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says Muammar Gaddafi has left the world no choice but to threaten military action against him.

Clinton, giving the first U.S. explanation of new U.N. authority for action against Libya, says the goal remains to get rid of Gadhafi. She says Gadhafi has refused repeated calls to stop killing civilians.

As for Friday's news that Libya would observe a cease-fire, Clinton says the U.S. will only be impressed with action, not words.

She provided no details of what military action would entail or when it might begin.

Contact U.S. News

  • CNBC NEWSLETTERS

    Get the best of CNBC in your inbox

    › Learn More

Don't Miss

  • American universities produce the majority of the world's billionaires, according to this year's Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census report.

  • Tips for takeout?

    Our story this week on one man's food bonanza gave rise to the pragmatic if not really important question: Should you tip on take out orders?

  • Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants

    Batter up: Tucci and other upstart bat makers are challenging the Louisville Slugger in this year's World Series.

U.S. Video