President Obama addresses the Nation on the Libyan Civil War

President Obama will address the nation tonight from the National Defense University on the U.S. role in Libya to”update the American people on the situation in Libya, including the actions we’ve taken with allies and partners to protect the Libyan people , the transition to NATO command and control, and our policy going forward.”

A Gallup poll conducted March 21 found support for the mission is the lowest at the outset of a U.S. military action in the past three decades. Forty-seven percent of Americans approve of the Libya mission, while 37 percent disapprove. By comparison, 51 percent approved of the intervention in Kosovo in 1999 and 76 percent approved at the start of the war in Iraq in 2003.

Jerry Pippin( will host our coverage.

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