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Libya: President Barack Obama outlines US role in campaign

US President Barack Obama has defended the first war launched under his presidency, insisting US military involvement in Libya will be limited.

He said the decision to be part of the military action was the right one, but also added the US would not become bogged down in trying to topple the Libyan leader, Colonel Gaddafi.

The BBC's Steve Kingstone reports from Washington.

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